NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nanosphere today said that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for the firm's Clostridium difficile molecular test.

The test, which runs on Nanosphere's Verigene system, detects the toxin A and B gene sequences of C. difficile and identifies the PCR ribotype 027 strain, which is associated with increased severity of disease. The test automates the steps of bacterial DNA extraction, amplification, hybridization, and target detection on the Verigene system.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.

Oct
02
Sponsored by
Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.  

Oct
10
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how the Dana-Farber Cancer Center is adapting its oncology care strategy in light of the rapidly evolving molecular landscape.