By Ben Butkus

Focus Diagnostics' next molecular diagnostic for the 3M Integrated Cycler will be a single test for seasonal influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus, a company executive said this week.

The test, which is expected to receive the European CE Mark in the next few weeks and has been submitted for regulatory approval in the US, would be the second under the company's Simplexa line of assays, established last year through an exclusive partnership inked between Focus and 3M.

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US News & World Report writes that genetic testing of lung tumors can help identify treatments for patients.

A team of researchers plans to sample Loch Ness for environmental DNA, according to Newsweek.

The New York Times writes about the appearance of mosaicism in healthy people.

In PNAS this week: insecticide resistance patterns Anopheles gambiae mosquito, transcriptome patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during infection, and more.

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