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A research trio traces the origin of genital herpes in humans to Paranthropus boisei, according to LiveScience.

The Aptima HSV 1 & 2 nucleic acid amplification test qualitatively detects and differentiates between HSV-1 and HSV-2 on the automated Panther system.

In PLOS this week: regulators of brown adipocyte differentiation, longevity and FOXO3 variants, and more.

The test is the fifth assay on the Solana platform to obtain clearance, and expands the firm's offerings in the women's health market. 

The Public Health England lab plans to continue to use Oxford Nanopore's MinIon to help discover novel resistance mutations and elements that influence virulence.

Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing approach to limit herpesviruses replication.

The multiplex qPCR test can detect and discriminate herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 as well as varicella zoster virus, which can be mistaken for HSV in a proportion of cases.

The company issued the Class I recall in February because poor lamination between sample reaction wells led to inaccurate results, but has since resolved the issue.

The platform and the assay were cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration in October and were launched in the US shortly thereafter.

In PNAS this week: single-stranded cytosine deamination in E. coli, characterization of herpes simplex virus-1 microRNAs, and more.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.