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Sequences from Chlamydia trachomatis strains in northern Australia suggest trachoma infections in the eye may be caused by small changes to urogenital strains.

Setup of the TTC.

The firm has improved design of the system for low-resource settings and validated it on clinical chlamydia samples and extracted HIV, Ebola, and dengue samples.

The revenue increase was driven by growth in Meridian's Diagnostics segment and particularly sales of its Illumigene product line.

The CE mark is for two assays covering chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas, and which run on the BD Max system. 

Meridian received the CE mark for two new Illumigene molecular diagnostic tests for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

According to the firm's CEO, the delay in launching the io system is due to a decision to automate parts of its platform, resulting in increased multiplexing.

The waiver opens up a significant new opportunity for Alere within the physician office market, according to a company executive.

Trends included expanding test menus and a possible tipping point for point-of-care.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― In the first update since 2007, the US Preventative Services Task Force recently provided new guidelines to clinicians for chlamydia and gonorrhea screening.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Becton Dickinson executives this week updated investors on its molecular diagnostics sales and development pipeline, and provided a window into the company's plans for GenCell, the next-generation sequencing sample prep firm it acquired last month.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.