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3M Foodborne Pathogen Detection Assays

3M has expanded its Molecular Detection System with two new assays: the 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria and 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria monocytogenes. Both assays use a combination of isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection technologies, but use new lysis chemistry that utilizes proprietary 3M nanotechnology and features a unique color change indicator for increased control during assay processing. These assays use a streamlined workflow and are 30 percent faster than first-generation assays, 3M said. The assays are applicable to environmental samples and a broad range of food types, from dairy and meat products to fresh grown produce, and can provide a result after as little as 24 hours of enrichment. 

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.