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Carpegen, a German company providing real-time PCR-based testing services to dental practices, this week unveiled a beta version of its benchtop, cartridge-based, sample-to-answer molecular diagnostics platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, a UK team describes the whole-genome sequencing approach it used to assess

Finnish molecular diagnostics firm Abacus Diagnostica, fresh off winning a pair of key US patents covering its DNA testing technologies, plans to seek regulatory approval in the US next year for tests to detect Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S.

Becton Dickinson said this week that its BD MAX MRSA molecular test has received a CLIA moderate complexity rating.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson segment BD Diagnostics said today its BD Max MRSA molecular test has received a Moderate Complexity rating under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.

This story has been updated from a previous version to include information about BD's ongoing assay-development partnership with Diagenode.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Leerink Swann survey of diagnostic laboratories in Europe found that molecular-based testing continues to find traction with continued penetration strongest in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus testing and human papillomavirus testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Elitech Molecular Diagnostics said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its multiplex, qualitative real-time PCR assay for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus DNA.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BD Diagnostics, a segment of Becton Dickinson, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the BD Max MRSA molecular test for marketing in the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers from the UK and Singapore have shown that they could quickly classify methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates involved in an outbreak at a UK hospital using whole-genome sequencing.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.