STEC Great Basin STEC Test Garners CE Mark The previously FDA-approved test uses PCR to detect Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli and serotype O157 directly from patient specimens. Great Basin STEC Test Gets FDA 510(k) Clearance The new PCR-based test is designed to detect Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and serotype O157 directly from patient specimens. Startup One Codex Building Platform to ID Pathogens from NGS Data Premium The company, which recently won a CDC challenge, can perform metagenomic identification of pathogens and is building strain-typing capabilities for its platform. Reference Genomics Wins CDC Award to Develop STEC Identification Method The startup will develop an NGS data-based method that is more rapid and informative than current culture- and PCR-based approaches, it said, Applied Markets Watch: Bio-Rad dPCR for GMO Detection; DuPont BAX System Added to FSIS Guidebook Premium 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. Jul 18, 2013 Stanford Team Validates Cheap, Easy-to-Use Multiplex PCR Assay Method for STEC Screening Premium Jul 26, 2012 Applied Markets News: Qiagen, 3M Tests AOAC Certified; Life Tech's STEC Testing Workflow Premium Jun 21, 2012 Applied Markets News: DuPont Qualicon BAX STEC Assay; InstantLabs Salmonella Test Kit Premium Jan 26, 2012 German Lab Details Method to Detect Deadly E. Coli Strain Directly from Stool Samples Premium Breaking News 23andMe Fiscal Q4 Revenues Increase 14 Percent Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio, SkylineDx Ancient Genome Sequence Provides Look at Ancestry for Individual Who Perished at Pompeii Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes Improve With Diverse Gut Microbes, Immune Cells CorePath Laboratories, Cizzle Biotechnology Partner on Lung Cancer Blood Test Becton Dickinson Gets CE-IVD Mark for High-Throughput COVID/Flu PCR Test The Scan Billion-Dollar Diversity Initiative The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is now accepting applications for its new $1.5 billion initiative to boost the diversity of the scientific workforce. Biotech Co-Founder Arrested A co-founder of a Los Angeles-based biotech company has been arrested in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme, according to Endpoint News. Return of the Tasmanian Tiger The Washington Post reports that a team in Australia is working to bring the thylacine back from extinction. Nature Papers on Genome of Individual From Pompeii, CircRNA Study Best Practices, More In Nature this week: first sequenced genome of a person from Pompeii, best practice guidelines for circRNA studies, and more.