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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.

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.

The assay correlates shortened telomere lengths in patients of different ages to potential risks for inherited diseases, such as bone marrow failure syndrome and liver cancer.

The firm's CFO said that the timing of revenue recognition on the Beacon carrier screening test prevented Fulgent from recording revenues from the tests in Q4.

The company recently demonstrated the potential of its PCR and NGS assays to diagnose infections in patients' prosthetic knees and hips. 

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Retraction Watch writes that a cancer researcher has had an eighth paper retracted.

Computational biologist James Taylor has died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is starting to test people for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, according to the New York Times.

In PLOS this week: features of tumor-infiltrating immune cells, regulatory effects of SNPs associated with prostate cancer risk, and more.