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By focusing on the clinical scenario, a Duke team developed a gene expression-based model to determine whether a patient's disease is bacterial or viral.

The company hopes to receive clearance to market the NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen panel before the end of the year.

In BMC Genomics, Swiss researchers described efforts to sequence and characterize the genome of a previously unknown Gram-negative bacterial species from a family called Alcal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – German molecular diagnostics company Curetis said today it anticipates filing a 510(k) submission with the US Food and Drug Administration for its Unyvero System in 2014.

BioFire Diagnostics said this week that it has completed a $25 million financing with Athyrium Opportunities Fund.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GenMark Diagnostics has received US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its eSensor Respiratory Virus Panel.

Idaho Technology said yesterday that it has changed its name to BioFire Diagnostics.
The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company said that the new name more accurately reflects its business strategy and "strong momentum in the marketplace."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers in four European countries will use a €6 million ($7.5 million) grant to develop molecular diagnostic testing technology to accelerate diagnosis of respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia, the European Commission said yesterday.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.