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Representatives from industry, academia, the FDA, and insurance companies gathered for a joint FDA- and American Association for Cancer Research-sponsored workshop.

Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics' one-step reagent for sample collection and transport enhanced M. tuberculosis detection on the Xpert MTB/RIF assay.

The company's subsidiary Viracor-IBT can now run the real time, reverse transcriptase-PCR assay for patients meeting clinical or epidemiological criteria for Zika.

The firm will provide DNA from at least 50 mouse cell lines for use in a PCR-based validation assay.

A Winthrop-University Hospital team showed that demethylated circulating cell-free DNA from dying oligodendrocytes is a biomarker for relapsing-remitting MS.

Method and kit for detection of microorganism
Polynucleotide amplification
Bioagent detection systems, devices, and methods
Systems, methods, and devices for assessing microbiota of skin
Visualization tool for qPCR genotyping data
Biochip and target DNA quantitative method

In Science this week: new chromatin imaging approach, and more.

University of Wisconsin researchers uncover a mutation linked to Mauriac syndrome, which affects some children with type 1 diabetes.

Theranos has hired executives to oversee compliance and regulatory issues, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Chinese researchers to embark on a trial using a CRISPR/Cas9-based immunotherapy next month, Nature News reports.