PNA FISH

Twelve hospitals will use the company's assays to screen vulnerable patients for genes from multi-drug resistant organisms.

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.

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.

AdvanDx received 510(k) clearance for 90-minute versions of its Escherichia coli/Pseudomonas aeruginosa and EK/P. aeruginosa diagnostic tests.

The new version of the peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization test takes 90 minutes instead of 2.5 hours for conventional tests.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.