Great Basin said this week that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its first molecular diagnostic test, an assay for Clostridium difficile.

Great Basin filed its FDA submission for the C. difficile test in November (PCR Insider, 11/17/2012).

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.