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The company has scaled back its headcount from a peak of 115 employees to about 100 staff members, primarily on the commercial side.

Spirochetes of B. mayonii. (Used with permission: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. All rights reserved.)

The reference lab noted unusual melt temperatures in samples processed for Lyme disease, and collaborated with others to find the spirochete in Upper Midwest ticks.

The company will use the grant money to develop its resQ-RNA method, which is applicable to FFPE or degraded forensic samples.

The company, based in Constance, Germany, is launching three liquid biopsy assays as a research service this week that differ in target size and sensitivity.

The company's Confidence assays are designed to detect if a woman has a high-risk HPV subtype and, if so, determine her risk of developing cervical pre-cancer or cancer.

Systems and methods for biodosimetry with biochip using gene expression signatures
Integrated capture and amplification of target nucleic acid for sequencing
Methods for producing stranded cDNA libraries
Nucleotide transient binding for sequencing methods
Scaffolded nucleic acid polymer particles and methods of making and using
Self-avoiding molecular recognition system in DNA priming

In Science this week: Neanderthal-derived DNA linked to modern ailments, and more.

Japan needs to catch up on its gene-editing research efforts, the Japan News writes.

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition calling for zero tolerance to sexual harassment in the sciences.

Jeff Huber, former Google X senior vice president, joins Grail as its CEO.