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The firm is focused on moving more of its business into the molecular diagnostics market, and it believes the recent CLIA waiver for its Alere i platform provides it with a market opportunity not available to competitors.

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With overlapping technologies, some firms pursue parallel human and animal health diagnostics development, but cost constraints and regulatory dynamics differ. Part one of a two-part series.

The waiver opens up a significant new opportunity for Alere within the physician office market, according to a company executive.

The Alere i Influenza A&B assay was originally cleared by FDA in June and the CLIA waiver means the test will be available in a wider variety of healthcare settings. 

Trends included expanding test menus and a possible tipping point for point-of-care.

Freeze-drying and rehydrating pooled samples may overcome problems casued by dilution of pathogen nucleic acids.

The additional strains cleared for the Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct kit include influenza A strain H7N9 and H3N2v

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Researchers have sequenced the ferret genome.

This story has been updated to include comments on the validity of the published research.

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The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.