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The partners will collaborate to develop and validate a high-throughput DNA microarray-based detection system to monitor foodborne bacteria and viruses. 

The assay is now approved for testing composited samples of ground beef.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – New Zealand Medical and Scientific will distribute Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow assays in New Zealand under an agreement announced today.

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.

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Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.

In PNAS this week: tRNA fragment signature for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, genomic sites sensitive to ultraviolet radiation in melanocytes, and more.