Dx Focus: Cepheid Xpert CT/NG; AITbiotech abTES Flu 4-Plex and MTB Real-Time Assays | GenomeWeb

Cepheid said last week that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market Xpert CT/NG on its GeneXpert system.

Xpert CT/NG for GeneXpert is a qualitative in vitro molecular diagnostic test to detect and differentiate Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

In a statement, David Persing, Cepheid's chief medical and technology officer, said that the test incorporates several novel design features.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.