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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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

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