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Pathway Genomics Gets FDA Registration for Collection Kit

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pathway Genomics today said that the US Food and Drug Administration has classified and registered its saliva collection kit as a Class I exempt device.

The device is used to collect samples for the firm's genetic testing services.

The San Diego-based firm said last week that it had received a CLIA Certificate of Accreditation for its lab from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. It also recently received accreditation last month from the College of American Pathologists.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.