NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanosphere said after the close of the market Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration has designated its Gram-Positive Blood Culture nucleic acid test as a moderate-complexity test under CLIA.

The test runs on the firm's Verigene System and provides genes- and species-level detection for a broad panel of clinically significant Gram-positive bacteria. It also detects the mecA, vanA, and vanB genes that identify resistance to the antibiotics methicillin/oxacillin and vancomycin.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.

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