nucleic acid amplification WHO Updates Recommendations to Improve Access to Rapid MDx Tests for TB, Drug-Resistant TB The WHO recommended moderate-complexity, automated nucleic acid amplification test for the initial detection of TB and resistance to rifampicin and isoniazid. WHO Finds High Diagnostic Accuracy in Three Classes of MDx Technologies for TB Testing, Resistance The findings stem from a recent meeting of a WHO Guideline Development Group convened to address challenges with TB diagnosis and related drug-resistance. Cue Health Ramping Up COVID-19 Test Production Following Positive Mayo Clinic Study, DoD Funding Premium The test uses isothermal nucleic acid amplification to return results in 20 minutes at the point of care, and demonstrated 98 percent agreement with PCR testing. JumpCode Genomics Raises $21M in Series B Financing Round The company plans to use to the funds to accelerate the commercialization of its CRISPRclean technology and expand into additional markets. Startup Angstrom Bio Plans Saliva-Based COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test on Nanopore Sequencing Platform Premium Angstrom Bio is developing a rapid, scalable coronavirus test that uses nanopore sequencing to detect barcoded PCR products. Jan 31, 2020 NeuMoDx T. Vaginalis, M. Genitalium Assay CE Marked Jan 23, 2020 Startup BioSkryb Eyes Oncology Applications for Single-Cell DNA Sequencing Premium Jan 22, 2020 Sysmex Wins Chinese Approval for Breast Cancer IVD Reagent Jan 8, 2020 BioSkryb Raises $11.5M in Seed Funding Jan 6, 2020 NuProbe Global, CarrierGene Biotech Complete Merger, Partner With Illumina Oct 2, 2019 Geneoscopy Raises $6.9M in Series A Financing Jul 11, 2019 Enzo Biochem Gets NY Approval for Oral, Rectal CT/NG Test; Updates Lab Business Models Feb 21, 2019 SAW Diagnostics Developing Acoustic Sample Prep Technology for Point-of-Care MDx Premium Feb 14, 2019 Geneoscopy Develops Colorectal Cancer Dx Using RNA Biomarkers, Taking Aim at Exact Sciences Premium Feb 14, 2019 Hologic Aptima HIV-1 Assay Receives Dual Claim CE Marking Jan 23, 2019 Hologic M. Genitalium Assay Gets FDA De Novo Clearance Nov 26, 2018 Group B Strep Test From DiaSorin Molecular Cleared by FDA Aug 2, 2018 FDA Clears Hologic Panther Fusion GBS Assay Jan 30, 2018 Life Sciences, Diagnostics Drive Danaher Q4 Revenues Up 11 Percent Sep 11, 2017 Genedrive HCV ID Kit Gets CE-IVD Marking Aug 9, 2017 Akonni Biosystems Wins NIH SBIR Grant for Pediatric Respiratory Disease Diagnostics Jul 27, 2017 Meridian Bio Q3 Revenues Inch Down 1 Percent Jul 25, 2017 Roche Includes Cobas HIV-1/HIV-2 Test in Global Access Program Jun 21, 2017 3M Listeria Assay Approved by Health Canada May 4, 2017 Palmetto Releases Draft Coverage Determinations for Several Molecular Diagnostics Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.