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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

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.