PCR probes DNA Script Exclusively Licenses Modified DNA Printing Technology From Baseclick The Paris-based company plans to use the nucleic acid modification technology to synthesize qPCR probes for use in diagnostics, among other biomolecules. DNA Script Gets $1.6M From French Government to Develop qPCR Probe Manufacturing Platform DNA Script will build a prototype qPCR probe manufacturing platform that can be used in the rapid development of biothreat diagnostics. AMP SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Dx Survey Shows Supply Chain Issues Hampered Ramp Up of Testing More than 70 percent of labs surveyed experienced supply chain interruptions, forcing them to validate three or more diagnostic testing methods. NuProbe Global, CarrierGene Biotech Complete Merger, Partner With Illumina The new firm will offer target enrichment assays for clinical NGS testing and develop library preparation kits for clinical tests on Illumina's sequencing platform. MRSA Study Details How Staph Is Transmitted Within Households A longitudinal household study suggests patients can acquire methicillin-resistant or sensitive Staphylococcus aureus from household members, pets, and surfaces. Mar 13, 2013 Focus Diagnostics Licenses Evogen PCR Probe Technology Aug 12, 2010 Biosearch Inks Licensing Deal with Qiagen May 6, 2010 Product Watch: May 6, 2010 Premium Breaking News European Commission Outlines Intended Restorative Measures for Blocked Illumina-Grail Deal Cross-Trait Meta-Analysis Explores Potential Pleiotropy Across Psychiatric Conditions Bactobio Raises £6M in Private Financing Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Amazon Omics, Ashkenazi Jewish Population History, More AnPac Bio to Raise $5M in Private Placement The Scan Team Tracks Down Potential Blood Plasma Markers Linked to Heart Failure in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Researchers in BMC Genomics found 10 differentially expressed proteins or metabolites that marked atrial fibrillation with heart failure cases. Study Points to Synonymous Mutation Effects on E. Coli Enzyme Activity Researchers in Nature Chemistry saw signs of enzyme activity shifts in the presence of synonymous mutations in a multiscale modeling analysis of three Escherichia coli genes. Team Outlines Paternal Sample-Free Single-Gene Approach for Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening With data for nearly 9,200 pregnant individuals, researchers in Genetics in Medicine demonstrate the feasibility of their carrier screening and reflex single-gene non-invasive prenatal screening approach. Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.