NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Diatherix Laboratories today announced it has acquired from Qiagen a patent covering technology for rapidly identifying multiple infectious disease organisms.

The acquisition of the patent for the technology called TEM-PCR follows a multiyear licensing agreement between Diatherix and Qiagen. Diatherix said that it and Qiagen are working on distribution and supply agreements to continue their partnership.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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