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Cepheid Sells Pathogen Detection Systems to FDA

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (GenomeWeb News) - Cepheid said today that it has received an order for 16 of its Smart Cycler II starter systems from the FDA for general use in food safety testing.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Cepheid said roughly 60 percent of state public health institutions use Smart Cycler systems for pathogen detection.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.