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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – The microbiomes of recipients of fecal microbiota transplants undergo changes immediately following the procedure, and they continue to change, albeit at a much slower pace, for at least 16 weeks after treatment, researchers from the University of Maryland School

Researchers last week provided a glimpse of the clinical performance of a trio of extraction-free molecular assays currently being developed by clinical diagnostics firm Quidel.

Genomics tools provider Lucigen has developed an isothermal amplification polymerase ideally suited for use in loop-mediated isothermal amplification-based assays.

IntelligentMDx said today that it has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for its IMDx C.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – IntelligentMDx today said that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its C. difficile assay for the Abbott m2000 system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exposure to symptomatic individuals within healthcare settings may account for just a fraction of Clostridium difficile infections, according to a study from the UK appearing online last night in the New England Journal of Medicine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microbioal genetic analysis firm OpGen today announced it has received Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certification.

A new automated molecular diagnostic assay to detect toxigenic Clostridium difficile directly from stool samples was found to have comparable sensitivity and specificity to both the gold standard of culture-based testing and reference testing with a competing assay, Ceph

PrimeraDx, a Mansfield, Mass.-based molecular diagnostics firm, is on track to submit its highly multiplexed PCR-based testing system and associated assay for Clostridium difficile to the US Food and Drug Administration this quarter, CEO Matt McManus said recently.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson's BD Diagnostics segment today said that its BD Max Cdiff Assay has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration for marketing in the US.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.