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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bruker said today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for an expanded version of its MALDI Biotyper clinical microbiology system.

The expansion adds 170 species and species groups representing 180 clinically relevant species of aerobic gram-positive bacteria, fastidious gram negatives, Enterobacteriaceae, anaerobic bacteria, and yeasts, as well as new specimen preparation options, the company said.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

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