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The ID Core XT is the second molecular assay approved by the FDA for use in transfusion medicine and the first to report genotypes as final results.

The firm has completed submissions for all three of its ePlex panels for diagnosis and management of bloodstream infections that can lead to sepsis.

The BioCode GPP tests for 17 of the most common bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause infectious diarrhea, and runs on the BioCode MDx-3000 system.

In granting de novo premarket authorization to ClonoSeq, the agency established its regulatory expectations for similar tests.

The new approval will allow the use of Qiagen's Therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit as a companion diagnostic for Pfizer's Vizimpro in NSCLC patients.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing human fetal tissue research, according to ScienceInsider.

The agency has been gathering stakeholder input on how to regulate sequencing-based infectious disease diagnostics, including targeted and metagenomic approaches.

An Oregon Health Authority committee issued a draft guidance to not cover NGS testing for solid tumors, which advocacy groups say will limit access to Medicaid beneficiaries.

Policy's Effect

An FDA official says a policy limiting the hiring of foreign researchers is affecting the agency's ability to draw new employees, Stat News reports.

The firm reported a 69 percent increase in product sales, driven by a 102 percent jump in cartridge sales and jump in research revenues.  

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.