NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche has received the CE-IVD Mark in Europe for its LightCycler test for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus allowing it to be sold for clinical use in the EU, the firm said today.

The assay provides direct detection of nasal colonization with MRSA and runs on Roche's LightCycler 2.0 instrument using PCR.

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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.

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