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GeneWeave's rule-in antibiotic susceptibility testing works where PCR doesn't and offers Roche the possibility of reshaping the microbiology laboratory.

In Genome Biology this week: MRSA genetic diversity, genome features linked to bee sociality, and more.

The study evaluated three commonly used tests, and found that slight differences in specificity could lead to unnecessary patient isolation. 

The company plans to offer 3.75 million shares of its stock at $8 to $10 per share, and anticipates listing on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol "OPGN." 

The test runs on Roche's cobas 4800 system and is cleared for the early, simultaneous detection of MRSA and SA directly from nasal specimens. 

The study represents the first time protein design algorithms have been used to prospectively predict viable resistance mutations in bacteria in response to antibiotic pressure

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A consortium headed by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have been awarded a five-year, $6.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to conduct investigations of Staphylococcus aureus.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from the US and the UK reported on results from a population genomic study of the black cottonwood poplar, Populus trichocarpa.

Vela Diagnostics this week announced the CE-IVD launch of its Sentosa SA Direct MRSA/SA PCR test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two research teams reported on mutational patterns present in gastric cancer in Nature Genetics.

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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.