PCR-based diagnostics Roche to Acquire TIB Molbiol to Expand Infectious Disease Test Portfolio TIB Molbiol already has more than 45 CE-marked tests available on Roche's LightCycle PCR instruments and its MagNA Pure sample prep systems. CRISPR-Based Wearable Diagnostics Enable SARS-CoV-2 Detection Through Mask Premium Synthetic biology and CRISPR have enabled researchers to develop wearable sensors that can detect a variety of viruses and bacteria, including SARS-CoV-2. Hologic Banking on MDx Acquisitions to Elevate Long-Term Revenue Growth Premium The company has invested revenues from its pandemic testing business to buy assets that are growing faster than its base business. ACMG Presentation Highlights Broad Institute's Massive Expansion of COVID-19 Testing Program The Broad's clinical research sequencing lab now runs 135,000 tests each day and routinely tests more than 100 higher education sites and 40 schools in the state. Scope Fluidics Gets CE Mark for Rapid MRSA MDx Panel The assay runs on the firm's rapid molecular diagnostics instrument, the PCR One, in approximately 15 minutes. Feb 25, 2021 German Nucleic Acid Sample Prep Startup Rides COVID-19 Testing, Automation Waves Premium Jan 5, 2021 Illumina, Helix Collaborate on CDC-Coordinated Coronavirus Surveillance Sep 15, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Wins Utah COVID-19 Testing Contract Sep 9, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Shares Rise on News of Miami-Dade County Coronavirus Testing Deal Aug 19, 2020 Oppenheimer Initiates Coverage of Fulgent Genetics With Outperform Rating Aug 17, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Opens CLIA-Certified Lab in Houston, Raises Revenue Guidance Aug 6, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Study Documents Viral Dynamics in Young Adults With or Without Symptoms Aug 5, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Touts Returns on COVID-19 Testing Investment Premium Aug 4, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Revenues More Than Double in Q2, Driven by COVID-19 Testing Jul 31, 2020 NIH Awards $249M to Seven Firms for Rapid Acceleration of COVID-19 Diagnostics Jun 26, 2020 Iowa Startup FBB Biomed Pursues RNA Blood Test to Predict COVID-19 Disease Severity Premium May 20, 2020 Mammoth Biosciences, GSK Developing CRISPR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic for Home Testing Premium May 15, 2020 Case Study Shows Power of SARS-CoV-2 Genome Testing to Track Viral Spread, ID Strains Premium May 4, 2020 Fulgent Genetics Q1 Revenues Jump 44 Percent Apr 29, 2020 UCSF, Stanford, CZ Biohub Receive $13.6M to Study Bay Area COVID-19 Spread Apr 16, 2020 UCSF, Mammoth Bio Develop Rapid Coronavirus Diagnostic Using CRISPR-Cas12 Method Mar 25, 2020 Sentinel Diagnostics Looks to Expand Global Influence With SARS-CoV-2 Test Mar 3, 2020 Ubiquitome Pushes Compact PCR System for Decentralized Coronavirus Testing Premium Feb 24, 2020 Luminex Submits Verigene II Respiratory Assay for FDA Clearance Feb 14, 2020 BGI Distributes More Than 230K Coronavirus Test Kits Load More Breaking News In Ongoing False Advertising Suit, Judge Allows Natera Counterclaims Against Guardant Health Centogene Strikes Rare Disease Target Discovery Deal With Insilico Medicine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution The Scan Transplant Tests Edited Pig Kidneys The Associated Press reports a University of Alabama-Birmingham team transplanted genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human patient. UK Changes Some Gene-Edited Crop Rules A new law may enable gene-edited crops to be sold in the UK within about five years, New Scientist says. Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab Pfizer's antiviral pill to treat SARS-CoV-2 appears to work against the Omicron variant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nature Papers Find Genetic Risk Factor for Smell, Taste Loss in COVID-19; Analyze TB Granulomas In Nature this week: genome-wide association study find locus linked to the risk COVID-19 patients losing their sense of taste or smell, and more.