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The RealStar Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 has been listed by the World Health Organization as eligible for procurement agencies and member states.

The company's subsidiary Viracor-IBT can now run the real time, reverse transcriptase-PCR assay for patients meeting clinical or epidemiological criteria for Zika.

The results support the tests potential to more specifically predict high-risk prostate cancers, and lower the number of unnecessary prostate biopsies.

Japanese researchers uncovered recurrent DUX4 fusions in adolescent or young adult cases of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, along with other new ALL fusions.

With the help of TCGA sequence data, researchers uncovered expression of a long, non-coding RNA called SAMMSON that appears to be specific to melanoma.

The South Korean company said the kit not only detects Zika, but is also set up to find multiple mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue and Chikunguya.

Several new laboratories started to offer NIPT locally in 2015, and some providers have been shifting to less-expensive non-NGS platforms. 

The virus, known as HPgV-2, was detected in blood samples from individuals with concurrent hepatitis C virus infections.

A team of Chinese researchers has found using PCR and sequencing approaches that avian flu appears to have been transmitted between two unrelated people.

A survey of small mammals from around the world uncovered new and known hepatoviruses that are helping to clarify relationships between viral clades.

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