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The story has been corrected to state that Roka's technology is based on transcription mediated amplification methods, not PCR technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Foodborne pathogen molecular diagnostics firm Roka Bioscience has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today said that it has entered into a collaboration with the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and Pennsylvania State University to develop molecular tests to detect E. coli in food.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A study by researchers from two Dutch medical centers and pathogen sequencing company Pathogenica has found that the company's HAI BioDetection kit compared well with the standard method used to type multi-drug resistantEscherichia coli.

Genetic ID this week announced the addition of digital PCR technology to its portfolio of DNA-based testing technologies, for quantification of genetically modified organisms in highly processed products.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PathoGenetix and the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service announced late on Monday the evaluation of PathoGenetix's technology for identifying strains of Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli, or STECs, and Salmonella enterica.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies announced today a five-year deal with the US Food and Drug Administration aimed at detecting E. coli and Salmonella.

Clinical researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have published a study demonstrating how their laboratory-developed multiplex real-time PCR-based assay to detect Shiga toxin-producing E.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two Canadian projects have received funding for the development of new genomics-based tests for detecting E. coli in food processing facilities.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two hospitals in the Netherlands — the University Medical Center Groningen and Amphia Hospital — plan to evaluate and adopt Pathogenica's next-generation sequencing-based HAI BioDetection Kit in the surveillance and monitoring of infectious bacteria, the company said t

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.