The diagnostics division of Bayer HealthCare has won CE Mark approval for its Trugene HIV-1 genotyping kit. The test, cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration in September 2001, is the first HIV-resistance product to be approved in the European Union under the European Commission’s IVD Directive.

The Trugene assay detects HIV mutations known to make certain antiretroviral drugs ineffective, the company said.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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