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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. 

The test measures minimal residual disease and can be used to monitor patients eligible for discontinuation of treatment with Tasigna.

The new European initiative promises to deliver multiple new tests and methods for improving the treatment of breast cancer and rectal cancer.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.