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The firm said its platform provides sample-to-answer results for two of the most frequently tested sexually transmitted infections, enabling rapid testing and treatment.

Formerly known as Diassess, the Emeryville, California-based startup will use the funding to finance regulatory clearances and early commercialization.

Danaher's life sciences revenues grew 6 percent, while its diagnostics revenues rose nearly 5 percent, including an increase of more than 20 percent at Cepheid.

The latest NYS Department of Health approval expands the company's CT/NG testing to samples from multiple relevant body sites.

The Cobas TV/MG test detects Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) DNA in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

The moves come in the wake of an FBI search of the company's San Francisco office as part of an investigation into its billing practices.

The firm said that its point-of-care test delivers laboratory-quality results in about 30 minutes and could be used in the home and other settings.

The firm said its new molecular platform, which offers random-access testing, high throughput, and a broad menu has the potential to replace multiple instruments in molecular labs.

An early user of a new Mycoplasma genitalium and antibiotic resistance test from SpeeDx that uses the Xpert cartridge shared some initial validation data.

The FDA said it is the first test  authorized to test for M. genitalium, a slow-growing bacteria that is difficult to detect with traditional laboratory methods.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.