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Thermo Scientific SureTect PCR Assays

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released five new Thermo Scientific SureTect PCR assays and related software for food testing. The tests, which are designed to run on the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 5 Food Safety PCR system, are for the detection and identification of Campylobacter jejuni, C. coli, and C. lari; E. coli O157:H7 and STEC screening; STEC identification; Staphylococcus aureus detection; and Vibrio cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus, and V. vulnificus detection and identification. They typically provide negative and presumptive-positive results within less than 24 hours, with some protocols taking as little as nine hours.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.