Vela Diagnostics this week announced the CE-IVD launch of its Sentosa SA Direct MRSA/SA PCR test.

The new test uses real-time PCR to qualitatively detect and differentiate Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus from nasal swabs in patients at risk for nasal colonization, to aid in the prevention and control of MRSA/SA infections in healthcare settings, Singapore-based Vela said.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.