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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: drug resistance evolution in Candida in a cystic fibrosis patient, point mutation in cotton bollworm allows it to persist in "Bt" crops, and more.

The company beat the consensus Wall Street estimate on the top line but missed it on the bottom line. It placed 39 net new ePlex analyzer during the quarter.

Using genome sequencing and phylogenetics, researchers have shown that the industrial yeast Pichia kudriavzevii is genetically the same species as Candida krusei.

The firm uses at least five types of metagenomic assays to detect the relative abundance of microbial species in the oral and pulmonary microbiomes.

Two new papers identified mutations in Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici avirulence genes AvrSr35 and AvrSr50 that avoid detection by wheat resistance proteins. 

The test  runs on the GeneSTAT system, and has demonstrated 100 percent sensitivity, 99.6 percent specificity, and 100 percent reproducibility. 

Researchers found that 98 percent of the identifications the system provided were correct, indicating the usefulness of the platform in clinical mycology.

The test is performed on the company's AmpiProbe platform, and the approval expands Enzo's offering of infectious disease tests in New York.

The firm hopes its newly launched DxWound will improve pathogen detection in skin and soft tissue infections by including anaerobic and fungal microbes in its reports.

Following the CE-IVD marking, Bruker launched the two products, the multiplex real-time PCR-based Fungiplex Candida assay and the Micronaut-AM test plate.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.