The method, presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, may provide results in hours rather than a week or more.
An early user of a new Mycoplasma genitalium and antibiotic resistance test from SpeeDx that uses the Xpert cartridge shared some initial validation data.
The company cites flexibility and ease of use as its main selling points, and is partnering with IVD firms like Randox and R-Biopharm on assay development.
The company unveiled forthcoming products for high-throughput molecular testing, diagnostic lab informatics, and microbiology automation.
Scientists have sequenced more than 2,700 distinct strains from the National Collection of Type Cultures, a non-profit biorepository run by Public Health England.
NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.
According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.
A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.
In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.