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A public-private research team spearheaded by GE Global Research and the University of Washington is six months into a $9.6 million, 18-month grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an integrated, handheld molecular diagnostic platform for use at the p

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Through a phylogenetic analysis, researchers in the UK have traced the origin of human cases of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphyloccosus aureus to strains circulating in cow

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microbioal genetic analysis firm OpGen today announced it has received Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certification.

DxNA, a privately owned St. George, Utah-based molecular diagnostics firm, will acquire privately held Flagstaff, Ariz.-based Pathogene for an undisclosed amount under an agreement inked by the companies this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics shop DxNA has signed a letter of intent to acquire PCR-based assay development company PathoGene, the companies said this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's updated Xpert MRSA/SA Blood Culture test running on the GeneXpert system.

A flurry of recently published peer-reviewed papers has demonstrated the growing breadth and diversity of applications for Bio-Rad's QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system.

DxNA has acquired exclusive rights to run PathoGene's multiplexed Staphylococcus MRSA+ assay on DxNA's real-time PCR-based GeneStat platform, the companies said this week.

Cepheid's Xpert CT/NG assay for the detection and differentiation of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, launched in the US at the start of the year, has seen the greatest uptake of any new Xpert test since Xpert MRSA, President and CEO John Bishop

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A research team using whole-genome sequencing to track a form of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus found in livestock and humans has uncovered genetic evidence confirming animal-to-human transmission of the bug during at least one farm outbreak in De

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.