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PrimeraDx said this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for its ICEPlex C. difficile assay kit and ICEPlex molecular diagnostics system.

A study by researchers from the University of Oxford, has used whole genome sequencing to show that fidaxomicin is superior to vancomycin in preventing both relapse of a single strain of Clostridium difficile and reinfection with a new strain.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PrimeraDx said that it has received US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its ICEPlex System and ICEPlex C. difficile Assay Kit.

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.

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A new study catalogues the genome and evolutionary history of the oak family, UPI reports.

Dog DNA testing is a growing market, but there's still a lot of uncertainty about the accuracy of the results, the Boston Globe says.

A University of South Florida researcher is testing bone fragments to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart.

In Cell this week: antisense Piwi-interacting RNA responses to endogenous retroviruses, proteomic patterns in hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.