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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AdvanDx recently announced the appointment of Alpha Laboratories to support the launch of AdvanDx's molecular QuickFISH test.

The Association for Molecular Pathology's annual meeting, held last week in Long Beach, Calif., focused strongly on next-generation sequencing and its implementation in the clinic, especially for diagnosing, monitoring, and tailoring treatments for cancer.

A team led by researchers at the University of Chicago has identified cysteine phosphorylation as playing a key role in regulating virulence and antibiotic resistance in the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus.

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.

Buoyed by increased researcher interest and new vendor offerings, imaging mass spectrometry is approaching a "tipping point," Vanderbilt researcher Richard Caprioli told ProteoMonitor this week.

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

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanosphere today said that the US Food and Drug Administration has given 510(k) clearance for the firm's Verigene Staphylococcus Blood Culture Nucleic Acid Test, or BC-S.

The company said that it has achieved encouraging results in a preclinical study of the assay, and that if clinical trial results are equally positive it will submit the test for US Food and Drug Administration approval by the end of the summer.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.