BD Diagnostics said this week that it has filed for 510(k) clearance with the US Food and Drug Administration for its BD ProbeTec HSV-1 and HSV-2 Qx Amplified DNA assays.

The assays will run on the BD Viper system with XTR technology, which uses strand displacement amplification to qualitatively detect and differentiate herpes simplex virus I and II DNA in clinician-collected external anogenital lesion specimens.

BD said that its tests will allow laboratories to read up to 96 positive or negative results in about two and a half hours

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

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