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Applied BioCode Fungal Panel Assay

Applied BioCode said this week that it has launched a Fungal Panel Assay for research use only. The assay detects the most common agents of invasive fungal infections, especially in lower respiratory samples. They include Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Mucor, Rhizomucor, Cunninghamella, Lomentospora, Fusarium, Cryptococcus, Pneumocystis jirovecii, and dimorphic pathogens (Coccidioides immitis/posadasii, Histoplasma capsulatum, and Blastomyces dermatiditis). The assay is designed to run primarily on the company's BioCode MDx-3000 multiplex PCR system and is intended for infectious disease research or pharmaceutical development.

The Scan

Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.