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Focus Diagnostics' Simplexa Direct test for herpes simplex viruses 1 & 2 was its first molecular test for the viruses and seventh overall to get FDA clearance.

The test runs on the firm's m2000 PCR platform and is the first on the market to assess resistance to both rifampin and isoniazid.

The investment firm has added the three companies to its US Life Science Tools & Diagnostics coverage while upping Hologic to an Equal Weight rating.

The Scottish firm's product pipeline includes an identification test for bacterial gastroenteritis and genes for Carbapenem resistance.

Six out of 61 miRNAs in a prospective cardiovascular disease study could be reliably measured from plasma samples after more than a dozen years in liquid nitrogen.

Linear valve arrays
Analysis of nucleic acid amplification curves using wavelet transformation
Detection of nucleic acid amplification products in the presence of an internal control sequence on an immunochromatographic strip
System and methods for making and processing emulsions
Reducing template independent primer extension and threshold time for loop mediated isothermal amplification
Methods and systems for DNA isolation on a microfluidic device

This week in Nature: Researchers describe the adaptation of organisms to environmental changes, while another study provides new insights into pig domestication.

The blog Sartorial Science seeks to challenge the stereotype of scientists as frumpy, messy, clueless dressers.

While one researcher says cloning the mammoth may be decades away, if successful, it may lead to a theme park of species that would no longer be extinct.

DNA Sequencing is being used by researchers in California to survey fish and marine life as part of a conservation effort.