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The Dutch multinational is now on track to introduce a kitted version of the assay, which can be run on standard quantitative PCR equipment, by the end of the year.

The company delivered 4,621 billable tests during Q1, and billable testing volume was the highest in a quarter in Fulgent's history.

PredictImmune's test relies on a 16-marker panel run using quantitative PCR to stratify Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients according to the severity of their illnesses.

Amplidiag CarbaR+MCR detects the main carbapenemase-producing organisms and colistin resistance markers. Novidiag Bacterial GE+ identifies the most common enteric pathogens.

The firms will develop new business opportunities, exchange technical expertise, and integrate their software and hardware systems.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: PCR-based approach to diagnose eye infection in cats and dogs, genomic analysis of Chinook salmon, and more.

To identify the superbug, the firm used a rapid test that assigns microbial DNA fingerprints to reveal the clonal identity of a bacterial strain in patient samples.

An international team of researchers reported that the coronavirus is similar to viruses found in horseshoe bats, a known reservoir of the SARS coronavirus.

By using menstrual effluent samples, the decidualization assay detects genetic biomarkers that may be linked to endometriosis.

Manatees in the Water

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.