By Justin Petrone

Two additional GenMark Diagnostics test panels may be available for clinical use in the US next year, CEO Hany Massarany said last week.

Massarany said that the Carlsbad, Calif.-based molecular-diagnostics firm is on track to submit its respiratory virus panel to the US Food and Drug Administration for 510(k) clearance before the end of the year. The panel allows users to test samples for the presence of 21 upper respiratory viruses.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.