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A prospective metagenomic sequencing study searched for viral changes in children who developed islet autoimmunity or type 1 diabetes, revealing coxsackievirus ties to autoimmunity.

Microbiology lab and industry stakeholders are increasingly working together to coordinate approaches and generate more clinical utility data for diagnostic testing.

The financing will go toward building out its sales teams in the US and Europe in order to market its multiplexed MDx tests for infectious diseases.

A longitudinal household study suggests patients can acquire methicillin-resistant or sensitive Staphylococcus aureus from household members, pets, and surfaces.

The method, dubbed GoPhAST-R, was codeveloped by researcher from the Broad Institute and NanoString, which now hopes to work with a partner to commercialize it.

A group led by Mount Sinai researchers said this methyltransferase, which is involved in sporulation, could be targeted to fight infections.

The company also said that it expects a clearance decision from US regulators in the near term on a lower respiratory tract infection test that runs on its Unyvero system.

Using RNA sequencing, researchers profiled gene expression patterns in cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions, identifying a handful of genes with treatment-associated expression.

The T2Resistance Panel, which runs on the T2Dx instrument, detects 13 genes conferring antimicrobial resistance directly from whole blood in three to five hours.

The Ithaca, New York-based firm has submitted its molecular diagnostic instrument along with a test to detect chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas.

The firm will use funds from the round, led by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, to develop its optical point-of-care diagnostic testing platform.

Sequencing and other experiments on barcoded Plasmodium berghei mutant strains helped researchers narrow in on key metabolic pathways in the parasite's liver stage.

The firm said that in a first phase of the contract it will focus on further development of its fever test that analyzes immune system gene expression patterns.

Due to a ransom cyberattack on its information technology systems, the firm reported full revenue but only preliminary earnings estimates.

The assay, which received premarket approval last year, detects 14 high-risk HPV types and individually identifies and reports HPV genotypes 16, 18, and 45.

The test is the second infectious disease assay from Bioneer to be CE marked, and the South Korean company has a third test in the pipeline.

The firm's tick-borne pathogens panel was also recently the subject of a clinical study, showing high accuracy in detecting numerous infectious agents. 

The firm is also targeting a new market for oral fluid-based tests for drugs of abuse, projecting future growth due to new federal regulations.

FIND also announced support for projects from Axxin and DNC Dx for point-of-care detection of sexually transmitted infections.  

The firm said that ePlex revenues grew 98 percent compared to Q3 2018, and the firm placed 51 net new ePlex analyzers.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.