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The funding supports development of biochemistry and microfluidics for digital droplet multiple displacement amplification.

The deal is the latest in a series of such arrangements Mobidiag has inked for its Amplidiag diagnostic product line in recent months.

The firm's Sentosa SA ZIKV RT-PCR Test detects Zika virus RNA from 22 samples in three hours using an automated workflow.

The agreement gives Ventana access to results from a collaboration and licensing agreement that Transgenomic made separately with the University of Melbourne.

The device, which will be tested in collaboration with a Panamanian research institute, will run 40-minute tests without the need for electricity.

Integrated microfluidic radioassay and imaging platform for small sample analysis
Achromatic lens array
Method for detecting and quantifying wheat endogenous gene
Sequence amplification with linear primers
Methods for concurrent identification and quantification of an unknown bioagent
Analysis devices, kits, and related methods for digital quantification of nucleic acids and other analytes

The Japan Times says regulations are needed to oversee human genome-editing research.

In PNAS this week: mutations linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, salivary proteins common among oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, and more.

At Wired, a science journalist discusses her decision not to undergo BRCA testing.

In PLOS this week: molecular surveillance of S. Typhi, genome-wide association study of attention in children, and more.