MSSA

The test MRSA and MSSA directly from blood culture samples in about one hour, compared to between 48 and 72 hours with other methods, the company said. 

The company's test, called Detect-Ready, uses real-time PCR to amplify and evaluate multiple gene targets to detect and distinguish between samples containing MRSA, MSSA, and mixed populations of bacteria.

Researchers from Wisconsin's Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the University of Wisconsin have modified Becton Dickinson's GeneOhm StaphSR assay protocol in order to lower the cost of conducting active surveillance for MRSA.

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.