NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Canadian firm GenePOC recently expanded its staff and intends to enter the molecular diagnostics market with a Group B Streptococcus assay at the end of the second quarter of 2016 and a Clostridium difficile assay in Q4 2016.

The company will initially launch the tests as CE-IVD products in Europe, and is aiming for US Food and Drug Administration approval of its platform and assays in late 2016.

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The New York Times Magazine writes that proteomics might be better poised than genomics to say when someone is falling ill.

In an editorial, Nature calls for the end to the exploitation of foreign postdocs.

Bloomberg profiles IndieBio, a startup incubator for the life sciences.

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