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EnviroLogix said this week that its DNAble Detection Assay for Salmonella has been certified as a Performance Tested Method by the AOAC Research Institute in the categories of primary production samples, environmental samples for food or feed production, and pet food and animal feed.

Idaho Technology said this week that its Razor EX BioThreat Detection System has received approval and certification as an AOAC performance-tested method for detecting Bacillus anthracis spores collected from the air on filter or liquid matrices.

The MicroSEQ Listeria spp. kit is the fourth MicroSEQ food pathogen detection kit sold by Life Tech's Applied Biosystems business to receive AOAC certification.

Idaho Tech received Performance Tested Method approval for stainless steel environmental samples and pet food matrices in its Salmonella LT kit, run on the RAPID LT Food Security System.

University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.