PNA FISH OpGen Provides Details on MDRO Testing Initiative, AdvanDx Tech Plans Premium Twelve hospitals will use the company's assays to screen vulnerable patients for genes from multi-drug resistant organisms. FDA Clears AdvanDx Test for Gram-negative Bloodstream Infection The test is the first capable of simultaneously identifying Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa directly from blood cultures containing Gram-negative rods in less than 90 minutes. AdvanDx Secures FDA Clearance for Faster Candida Test Protocol The US Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(K) clearance for AdvanDx's 90-minute Yeast Traffic Light PNA FISH protocol for detecting Candida yeast. FDA Clears Faster Versions of AdvanDx Bloodstream Pathogen Tests AdvanDx received 510(k) clearance for 90-minute versions of its Escherichia coli/Pseudomonas aeruginosa and EK/P. aeruginosa diagnostic tests. AdvanDx Gets FDA OK for Faster Staphylococcus Dx The new version of the peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization test takes 90 minutes instead of 2.5 hours for conventional tests. Breaking News Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Pacific Biosciences, SomaLogic, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Amoy Diagnostics, Akoya Biosciences, Congenica, Lucence In Brief This Week: BGI, Gencove, Cepheid, Biocartis, Biognosys, Co-Diagnostics, More Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme Pacific Biosciences Outlines Progress on Short-Read Sequencing at JPM, Partners With Canexia Health The Scan Close Panel Vote on Califf Nomination The New York Times reports there was a close committee vote to advance the nomination of Robert Califf to lead the US Food and Drug Administration to the full Senate. Task Force Reports on Scientific Integrity Nature News writes that that a new task force report recommends that the US establish a cross-agency scientific integrity council. Across the Hall Genetic testing, closed-circuit cameras, and more show how a traveler, without any contact, infected others at a New Zealand quarantine facility, CNN reports. Science Paper Examines Influence of Chromatin Modifications on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Science this week: genes regulating chromatin modification may contribute to OCD risk.