multiplex MDx

The acquisition merges OvaGene's liquid biopsy technology and molecular diagnostics with Etta's point-of-care system.

The assay was demonstrated to be as effective as microscopy and a rapid immunoassay at detecting Plasmodium falciparum in a sample of febrile patients in Nigeria.

Building on a recent point-counterpoint in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, lab directors discuss pros and cons of large MDx panels for infectious disease testing. 

Originally published May 7.

Strong sales of its clinical systems and consumables pushed the firm's top line up 35 percent, while Cepheid turned in its third consecutive quarter of GAAP profitability.

The acquisition is expected to help build Myriad's companion diagnostics franchise.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.