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Becton Dickinson said this week that it has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance to market BD Max StaphSR Assay for use on the BD Max automated molecular testing system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson today announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance to market its new assay for detection of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus DNA directly from nasal swabs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics company DxNA has received a $2.5M equity investment from an unnamed individual investor.

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.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.