Epistem and Xcelris said today that they are partnering to evaluate Epistem's PCR-based, point-of-care molecular testing device for the early detection of tuberculosis.

Epistem and Xcelris, an Indian genomics research and diagnostic testing firm, will evaluate Epistem's GeneDrive device as part of India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, initiated in 1997 to ensure the rapid diagnosis and treatment of TB patients.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.