NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BioMérieux said today that it has received a CE mark for a database and reagent kits for the identification of mycobacteria, Nocardia, and molds using its VITEK MS clinical microbiology system.

The additions comprise 297 new species, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, 45 species of commonly seen non-tuberculous mycobacteria, and 48 medically important molds, the company said.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.

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