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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Group A Strep test to rapidly detect pathogen DNA causing "strep throat" performs well compared to gold-standard testing, according to a recently published study.

Laboratorians at the Marshfield Labs, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Laboratory Alliance of Central New York, and the University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City compared the Solana Group A Strep test from Quidel to bacterial culture.

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Stephen Hahn, the nominee to lead the US Food and Drug Administration, underwent a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, the Washington Post reports.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an RNA interference drug to treat acute hepatic porphyria.

Gizmodo looks over the past decade of consumer DNA testing to find the field to be lacking.

In Nature this week: native RNA sequencing and analysis of a human poly(A) transcriptome, nanopore sequencing-based method to analyze short tandem repeat expansions, and more.

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