NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― At least five companies have indicated they will pursue or are considering pursuing Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration to make nucleic acid tests for Ebola available, while three RT-PCR assays have already been granted EUA since an emergency was declared in early August.

The three real-time RT-PCR tests that have already been granted EUA ― one from the US Department of Defense, and two from the US Centers of Disease Control ― can now be legally used to diagnose patients.

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The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

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This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.