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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — In an effort to design primers that might solve the conundrum of the plateau effect in PCR amplification, researchers at Ohio State University and Ilia State University in the country of Georgia have created a method called quadruplex priming amplification.

A majority of these assays use standard RT-PCR, but a few have novel methodologies that may help control the current outbreak in Africa, prevent an outbreak in the US, and possibly advance the field of molecular diagnostics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Although Alere launched the Alere i molecular diagnostic platform and influenza assay only three months ago, the company announced this week that a three-year contract worth up to $12.9 million from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Researc

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A public-private team led by researchers at the Keck Graduate Institute of Life Sciences has been awarded just over $600,000 by the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a four-year project to further develop its point-of-care nucleic acid testing platform for

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A team led by scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow has published research demonstrating how a recently commercialized novel DNA polymerase can improve the results of a wide variety of PCR and isothermal amplification methods.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Alere said today that it has received US Food and Drug Administration Clearance for the Alere i Influenza A&B test.

EnviroLogix said this week that its DNAble Detection Assay for Salmonella has been certified as a Performance Tested Method by the AOAC Research Institute in the categories of primary production samples, environmental samples for food or feed production, and pet food and animal feed.

Packaging isothermal PCR reagents in blisters and using lateral flow detection, researchers at Boston University hope to develop a low-cost, disposable assay for Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – New England Biolabs today announced a manufacturing and supply agreement with molecular diagnostics firm Lumora.

Clinical diagnostics and healthcare company Alere today announced the European launch of the Alere i platform and Influenza A & B test, a molecular assay designed to detect and differentiate those viruses in less than 15 minutes.

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23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.

China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.

In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.