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Codexis has been using its CodeEvolver platform to engineer high-performance enzymes for next-generation sequencing and PCR for in vitro diagnostics.

The test runs on Qiagen's Rotor-Gene Q MDx system and is designed to qualitatively detect the JAK2 V617F/G1849T allele in genomic DNA from whole blood.

The company plans to launch its PlexWell kit to enable multiplexing of 384 samples for NGS library construction in the second quarter of this year. 

The test for cervical cancer screening previously received the IVD mark and US Food and Drug Administration approval on the Cobas 4800 system.

The firm envisions applying its new PlexSet technology to the upper end of multiplex gene expression analysis as well as CRISPR validation applications.

Reagent cartridge
Instrument and process for the storing and/or processing of liquid samples
Methods and compositions for identifying enterovirus
Method for direct amplification from crude nucleic acid samples
Apparatus and methods for parallel processing of micro-volume liquid reactions
Methods for suppression PCR

HHS Secretary Tom Price says the NIH budget contains unneeded expenses that can be trimmed, Stat News reports.

The chair of the House science committee says the journal Science is not objective, the Huffington Post reports.

In Nature this week: glioma GWAS uncovers new risk loci, and more.

Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.