NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid has received CE marking on a rapid test for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, the firm announced today, and the new test is available immediately in all countries recognizing the CE mark.

The Xpert Xpress Flu/RSV runs on the firm's GeneXpert platform and provides results in about 30 minutes. The assay features a novel design employing multiple targets for each virus, with redundancy providing high sensitivity and mitigating the impact of seasonal drift, the firm said.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.

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