By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its Xpert Flu molecular diagnostic test.

The test, which runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert system, simultaneously detects and differentiates Influenza A, Influenza B, and the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus in about one hour, Cepheid said.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

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