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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.

Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.