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Cepheid Finds Bug in SmartCycler Diagnostic Software

NEW YORK, July 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Cepheid has found a software "bug" in diagnostic software used with its SmartCycler system, the company said today.


Cepheid said it has already notified users of a "simple work-around" that solves the problem and will provide customers with software that identifies runs affected by the bug, as well as replacement software. Neither its SmartCycler life science research software nor its GeneXpert software are affected by the problem, the company said.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.