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The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will use the company's 3M Molecular Detection System for pathogen detection.

The test is the first to be approved for the company's second-generation molecular detection system, but can also be run using the first-generation system alongside other existing assays.

Bruker said the new agreement would allow it to develop the platform for use in pathology labs, including building clinically validated content libraries.

The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria monocytogenes is 30 percent faster than the first-generation test.

Brainco Biopharma has been awarded

3M Food Safety said last week that its 3M Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella has received an extension of the current NF Validation certificate from ANFOR Certification.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker said today it has signed an exclusive patent license agreement with 3M Company that allows it to include in its products patented 3M technology related to MALDI mass spec imaging.

The UK's Medical Research Council has been awarded US Patent No. 8,435,775, "Mutant Pfu DNA polymerase."
Phillip Holliger, Nicola Ramsay, and Ann-Sofie Jemth are named as inventors.

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In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.

An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.