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A team from Estonia's University of Tartu and molecular diagnostics startup Selfdiagnostics has published a peer-reviewed study describing and clinically validating a recently developed point-of-care molecular assay to diagnose chlamydia infections.

This article was originally published Oct. 28.
BOSTON − Life Technologies' Ion Torrent plans to release an updated version of its Proton PI chip next month, followed by the long-awaited PII chip in mid-2014.

Alere President and CEO Ron Zwanziger last week provided investors with an update on the development timeline for a pair of point-of-care nucleic acid testing plartforms, the company's first molecular diagnostics products.

Scientists from Seattle's PATH institute, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Alere subsidiary TwistDx have published a paper demonstrating the rapid detection of HIV-1 proviral DNA using assays based on TwistDx's recombinase polymerase amplification, an isothermal am

Working with a microfluidic system first developed at the University of California, Berkeley, newly formed company Diassess is planning to use a $148,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to demonstrate a single-cartridge, self-powere

Quidel this week provided an update on its burgeoning molecular diagnostics pipeline, noting that it hopes to be able to gain US regulatory approval in the next few months for its CE-marked non-instrumented, isothermal amplification-based AmpliVue assay for Clostridium diffic

BioHelix is developing a low-cost, handheld, real-time fluorescence detection system capable of running assays based on the company's isothermal helicase-dependent amplification technology, the company disclosed this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Meridian Bioscience today said that sales grew 5 percent year over year during its fiscal third quarter as adoption of its molecular diagnostic products continued.

University of Pennsylvania engineer Changchun Liu is planning to use a mentored career development grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a non-instrumented, isothermal, microfluidic sample-to-answer assay to detect HIV virus.

Healthcare firm Modern Mobility Aids, which is in the process of acquiring molecular diagnostics shop Lumigene Technologies, said last week that it has signed an agreement that will combine technologies from Canada's ACGT Corporation with those from Lumigene to commercialize mole

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.