NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Siemens' Fast Track Diagnostics said today that it received CE marking for a real-time PCR assay that detects 14 human papillomavirus subtypes in high-risk patients, expanding its sexually transmitted infections portfolio.

The firm has launched a multiplex real-time PCR assay that detects HPV 16, HPV 18, and a pool of 12 other high-risk HPV subtypes, including an endogenous control.

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York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.