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The nucleic acid diagnostic platform they are developing doesn't require expensive optics, and it could be available as a manufacturing prototype in about a year.

The agreements involve the commercialization of the NeuMoDx 288 and 96 platforms for fully integrated, sample-to-answer, PCR-based molecular diagnostic testing.

The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm will compete with a few well-established players offering systems that can run in vitro diagnostic tests as well as lab-developed tests. 

The award will go toward development of Talis Bio's SlipChip POC technology for pathogen identification and antibiotic-susceptibility testing.

The company unveiled forthcoming products for high-throughput molecular testing, diagnostic lab informatics, and microbiology automation.

The test has been validated for use with the same full set of female urogenital specimens that are used with Cobas NT/NG testing, as well as for use with male urine. 

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi, sequencing analysis of Chlamydia from turtles, and more.

The clinic, a partnership of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation hopes to improve STD treatment and control.

In Genome Research this week: population genomics and genome dynamics of Chlamydia, non-coding mutation found in microcephaly-micromelia syndrome, and more.

While molecular testing is now routine in cancer and women's health, for other disease areas, the technology may be overkill, Sundin said. 

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.