Patents awarded to GeneNews, US Army, Aisin Seiki, MTM Laboratories, and USC.
The platform features new nucleic acid sample prep and amplification technologies and will be developed for a wide range of DNA and RNA molecular diagnostic testing, including in oncology and infectious diseases, according to a Biocartis executive.
Becton Dickinson, Gen-Probe, and Cepheid updated JP Morgan Healthcare Conference attendees last week on their development timelines for upcoming nucleic acid testing platforms and assays.
Roche's cobas 4800 for HPV, CT, and NG; BD's ProbeTec Qx Amplified DNA Assays, Transgenomic's Surveyor Scan KRAS kit
NPR reports that the patient who underwent a CRISPR-based treatment for sickle cell disease is doing well.
Resistance to ash dieback disease among some UK ash trees appears polygenic, the Independent reports.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: sequencing strategy for flash-frozen brain tissue bank samples, new version of ChlamDB, and more.
A UK woman is suing three National Health Service Trusts for not telling her about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, the BBC reports.