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This article has been corrected from a previous version that stated that Axxin disclosed in January that it is developing the NAT analyzer and iNAT platforms. In fact, Alere disclosed that it is developing these platforms.

Quidel said this week that it has received the CE mark for its AmpliVue C. difficile assay, making it the first commercially available test using Quidel's non-instrumented format.

A Michigan State University team has published a paper demonstrating the use of an iPod Touch to operate a handheld, isothermal amplification-based genetic testing platform.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.