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The company launched the MassArray System with Chip Prep Module in Europe for general IVD use, targeting hospitals and laboratories. 

The firm said that its Panther Fusion system expands molecular testing capabilities, and increases productivity and flexibility for labs.

The firm's real-time PCR assay for rapid detection and differentiation of novovirus genogroup I and II runs on the Aries sample-to-answer system. 

The test, designed to simultaneously detect diarrhea-causing enteric viruses using DNA extracted from a stool sample, includes norovirus GI, norovirus GII, and others. 

The firm will encounter stiff competition, particularly from BioMérieux and Luminex, but there are untapped opportunities for adoption, according to industry analysts.

The lung cancer test, which can detect 51 EGFR mutations, is the fifth assay for cancer that the Belgian molecular diagnostics firm has CE marked.

The test is the first offered for the Sgx Clarity system, a fully automated in vitro diagnostic platform leveraging single-molecule counting technology.

The BRCA Mastr Plus Dx assay and Mastr Reporter software identifies mutations in the coding regions of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes

The company has aspirations for a combined molecular/immunoassay platform, but plans to go to market with a 22-target real-time PCR-enabled syndromic panel.

The Alabama-based firm has grown its infectious disease testing menu for the BD Max system to six CE-marked tests identifying bacteria, viruses, or fungi.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.