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In PLOS this week: host immune response to Candida infection, microbial communities of drinking water, and more.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.

A genome-wide association study that included two European cohorts pointed to a potential role for the SIGLEC15 gene in recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis susceptibility.

The Aptima BV test detects bacterial vaginosis and the Aptima CV/TV detects and differentiates candida infections from trichomonas.

The test is performed on the company's AmpiProbe platform, and the approval expands Enzo's offering of infectious disease tests in New York.

Following the CE-IVD marking, Bruker launched the two products, the multiplex real-time PCR-based Fungiplex Candida assay and the Micronaut-AM test plate.

The company said its product revenues rose during the fourth quarter thanks to an increase in T2Candida panel sales due to increased patient testing.

The infectious disease diagnostics firm secured eight new contracts covering 18 hospital in the US and Europe during the fourth quarter.

A hospital study demonstrated an average total cost saving of around $25,000 for each patient with candidemia.

The new women's health and STI tests for the BD Max platform are part of a small, focused panel approach which the firm believes will resonate with physicians and labs.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a small group of breakthrough COVID-19 cases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense is to use genetic genealogy approaches to identify the remains of unknown soldiers.

Vox and Nature discuss the importance of preparing for the next pandemic.

In Nature this week: comparison of five circulating tumor DNA assays, resequencing analysis of lettuce gives insight into its domestication, and more.