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The test MRSA and MSSA directly from blood culture samples in about one hour, compared to between 48 and 72 hours with other methods, the company said. 

The firm believes its Parsortix cell separation system, so far used for oncology, can extract rare fetal cells from maternal blood to detect genetic disorders.

The probes are for use in Cancer Genetics' FISH-based HPV-Associated Cancer Test, which measures genomic changes to help triage cervical cancer patients.

The assay correlates shortened telomere lengths in patients of different ages to potential risks for inherited diseases, such as bone marrow failure syndrome and liver cancer.

Noninvasive prenatal screening for trisomies and sub-chromosomal alterations uncovered a fragile site expansion and related deletion present in mothers but not fetuses.

Angle aims to show that clinicians can determine HER-2 status by subjecting harvested circulating tumor cells to fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).  

The new guidelines said ROS1, KRAS, BRAF, MET, RET, and HER2 should be included in targeted and expanded panels.

Researchers profiled cancer gene mutations, expression, protein patterns, and other features in 23 recurrent or metastatic cases of olfactory neuroblastoma.

Researchers identified unique ALK rearrangements in patients that lack previously known indicators of mesothelioma.

The acquisition allows Sysmex to enter the cytogenetics market and strengthens its technology base in molecular genetics, while expanding its life science business. 

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.