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The FilmArray ME Panel received a de novo clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration in October.

The company plans to add assays for Group B Streptococcus, Clostridium difficile, and norovirus in 2016 to complement its existing meningitis test.

The instrument is designed exclusively for use with the company's portfolio of molecular infectious disease assays, including its recently launched HG Meningococcus

The test is the first in the Dublin, Ireland-based firm's pipeline of infectious disease assays that use loop-mediated isothermal amplification.

The FilmArray ME Panel is the first nucleic acid amplification test to detect multiple pathogens from a single cerebrospinal fluid sample. 

The UCSF Center for Next-Gen Precision Medicine Diagnostics will use NGS to develop technology to diagnose meningitis and encephalitis. 

A French team sequenced and compared Streptococcus agalactiae isolates from 19 mothers and their infected infants.

The partners will focus on sequencing and analyzing bacteria and viruses that cause a number of diseases as well as those that make up human microbiomes.

FilmArray ME tests cerebrospinal fluid for the most common bacteria, viruses, and fungi responsible for community-acquired meningitis or encephalitis.

HiberGene hopes to launch its assays, based on loop-mediated isothermal amplification, in the EU in the third quarter of this year.

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Forensic genetic firm Verogen has bought the genetic genealogy site GEDmatch.

Researchers have 3D-printed plastic bunnies that encase the information needed to make more such bunnies in DNA, according to Discover magazine.

Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor and executive producer of a new documentary, writes at the Guardian that everyone needs to know about CRISPR.

In PNAS this week: analysis of FOXA1 upregulation in ER-positive breast cancer, gene editing to correct recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and more.