Luminex this week made a play for the low- to mid-volume molecular diagnostic testing market by when it announced that it is acquiring privately held molecular diagnostics developer GenturaDx for $50 million.

With the acquisition, Luminex will inherit GenturaDx's IDBox platform, a fully integrated and automated real-time PCR system that uses disposable testing cassettes — a "tried and true industry-standard approach," Luminex President and CEO Patrick Balthrop told PCR Insider.

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UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

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