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The agency has doubled the window after suspected exposure during which it recommends RT-qPCR testing for some pregnant women.

The molecular test is now the first FDA-cleared assay to monitor treatment response and disease clearance in chronic myeloid leukemia patients.

Representatives from industry, academia, the FDA, and insurance companies gathered for a joint FDA- and American Association for Cancer Research-sponsored workshop.

Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics' one-step reagent for sample collection and transport enhanced M. tuberculosis detection on the Xpert MTB/RIF assay.

The company's subsidiary Viracor-IBT can now run the real time, reverse transcriptase-PCR assay for patients meeting clinical or epidemiological criteria for Zika.

Method and kit for detection of microorganism
Polynucleotide amplification
Bioagent detection systems, devices, and methods
Systems, methods, and devices for assessing microbiota of skin
Visualization tool for qPCR genotyping data
Biochip and target DNA quantitative method

In PNAS this week: map of UV-induced damage in yeast genome, comparative epigenomics uncovers plant lacking key DNA methyltransferase enzyme, and more.

Researchers kick off their second Queer in STEM survey to examine what can make STEM careers welcoming, Wired reports.

A startup company is offering a test to analyze soil samples from farms for pathogens.

Prosecutors seek to introduce evidence from low-template DNA analysis in a murder case in upstate New York, the New York Times reports.