NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A PCR-based panel assay from BioMérieux affiliate BioFire Diagnostics to detect 33 common pathogens causing lower respiratory tract infections has been granted 510(k) clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Additionally, a version of the panel with an extra target has obtained CE mark.

The pneumonia panel test detects 18 bacteria and eight viruses, as well as seven genetic markers of antimicrobial resistance. The Plus version of the panel detects the same 33 targets as well as the MERS-CoV virus.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.