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The firm has partnered with the University of Surrey to validate and potentially commercialize a test that detects mRNA biomarkers from patient urine samples.

Running on the Biocartis Idylla platform, Immunexpress' Septicyte test will detect sepsis in patients in as little as an hour.

Biocartis will help develop and commercialize Immunexpress' Septicyte test to run on the Idylla platform.

Investigators characterized expression activity in kidney grafts from a group of transplant recipients who remained rejection-free without immunosuppression.

Carrier screens for cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, and spinal muscular atrophy detected carrier status in one in 20 individuals and led to diagnoses in seven pregnancies.

The test, miRpredX 31-3p, is a positive theranostic test that quantifies the expression of miR-31-3p in FFPE using RT-qPCR technology. 

Among its business highlights for the quarter, the firm established coverage for the Afirma genomic sequencing classifier by all major insurance plans.

The assay is based on real-time reverse transcriptase PCR that will identify Zika in human serum or urine. 

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: locus near OAS1 linked to Sjogren's syndrome, rotavirus reassortment events uncovered by sequencing, and more.

Results from a set of new studies suggest Zika virus circulated undetected for long periods of time before producing infections described in recent outbreaks.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.