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A new study suggests that Fusobacterium and other microbes may hitch a ride to metastatic sites with primary colorectal cancers, prompting tumor growth.

The Singapore-based firm has established a US subsidiary and named distributors to sell its products across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

The researchers developed a qPCR test that analyzes microRNAs associated with ovarian cancer and plan to run a retrospective trial of the assay on biobanked samples.

The researchers are working to develop portable sequencing solutions for outbreak surveillance and infectious disease diagnostics. 

The test is designed to detect and differentiate herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, Treponema pallidum, and varicella-zoster virus.

Despite the initial high cost, the firm believes the assay's improved accuracy and sensitivity will sway clinical and payor interest.

GenomeDx will have exclusive rights to distribute the molecular tests in most of the US, while Pathnostics continues to perform the assays in-house.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.

Researchers used the approach to develop an assay to detect above-threshold triplet repeats in Huntington's disease, but also highlight a variety of other applications.

Amoy will supply its CD95 IHC and CpG2 qPCR kits to develop a companion diagnostic for Canbridge's lead product targeting recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.

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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.

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

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

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