STEC

The previously FDA-approved test uses PCR to detect Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli and serotype O157 directly from patient specimens.

The new PCR-based test is designed to detect Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and serotype O157 directly from patient specimens.

The company, which recently won a CDC challenge, can perform metagenomic identification of pathogens and is building strain-typing capabilities for its platform. 

The startup will develop an NGS data-based method that is more rapid and informative than current culture- and PCR-based approaches, it said,

Genetic ID this week announced the addition of digital PCR technology to its portfolio of DNA-based testing technologies, for quantification of genetically modified organisms in highly processed products.

Clinical researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have published a study demonstrating how their laboratory-developed multiplex real-time PCR-based assay to detect Shiga toxin-producing E.

Qiagen said this week that its Mericon Salmonella spp. kit for use on the QIASymphony RGQ platform has received performance-tested method certification from the AOAC Research Institute.

DuPont Qualicon said this month that the US Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service has approved the DuPont Qualicon BAX STEC assay for screening Shiga toxin-producing strains of Escherichia coli, or STEC.

The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.