NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Becton Dickinson rose nearly 4 percent today after the firm announced that the US Food and Drug Administration had cleared its GeneOhm StaphSR assay for identifying Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus from patients with positive blood cultures in around two hours.
 

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.