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CombiMatrix Molecular Dx Adds CAP Accreditation to CLIA Certification

NEW YORK, April 17 (GenomeWeb News) - CombiMatrix Molecular Diagnostics has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists, the company's parent firm Acacia Research said today.

The accreditation, which is based on the results of a recent inspection of the CombiMatrix Molecular Diagnostics' laboratory in Irvine, Calif., follows the company receipt of laboratory certification through the federal government's CLIA program in March.

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.