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BioMérieux GeneUp

BioMérieux has announced the launch of a PCR-based molecular diagnostic system for customers in the agri-food sector enabling the detection of microorganisms. Called Gene Up, the platform was co-developed with its BioFire Defense business and has an expanding menu that now includes commonly tested pathogens in the food chain, such as Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Listeria. The open platform is also suited to run tests manufactured by CEERAM, a company acquired by BioMérieux in December of 2014, for viruses, including norovirus and hepatitis A virus. 

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 is 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.