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Papilloplex, a kit to detect and differentiate all 14 high-risk HPV genotypes, can be used on cervical swabs and urine samples.

Synlab, a European lab services provider, found the test performed well on samples with low bacterial load and non-respiratory samples.

The $4 billion acquisition is now cleared in the US, Germany, Austria, and South Africa. 

The firm also reported a 46 percent increase in molecular biology sales due to growth in its FilmArray line.

The Chinese firm is also developing a menu of extraction-free molecular diagnostic tests using a proprietary "one-step" reagent.

Systems and methods for detecting an analyte of interest in a sample using filters and microstructured surfaces
Amplification methods to minimise sequence specific bias
Cooling in a thermal cycler using heat pipes
Direct amplification and detection of viral and bacterial pathogens
Portable systems and methods for amplifying nucleotides and detecting nucleotide sequences
Methods and reagents that specifically detect, distinguish and quantify IFN-λ2 mRNA from IFN-λ3 mRNA in humans

In PLOS this week: role for Notch signaling in congenital heart disease, sciatica risk variants, and more.

Researchers in China have used the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing approach to alter the length of hair fibers in cashmere goats.

According to ScienceInsider, the Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research are merging.

National Cancer Institute researchers didn't report severe adverse events to Food and Drug Administration in a timely manner, the Wall Street Journal reports.