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The team is now conducting additional studies of mNGS in plasma, as well as looking to reduce turnaround time by running the test on a nanopore sequencer.

A genome-wide association study that included two European cohorts pointed to a potential role for the SIGLEC15 gene in recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis susceptibility.

Applied BioCode said that it now has access to higher volume laboratories that use the Roche MagNa Pure 96 System for sample extraction.

A few key loci appear to contribute to a lasting immune response following childhood immunizations against meningococcal bacteria, tetanus, or Haemophilus influenzae type B.

The Global Pneumococcal Sequencing consortium found that non-vaccine-type bacteria increased after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

Researchers reconstructed eight Yersinia pestis genomes using a method called "SNPEvaluation" that demonstrated genetic diversification among samples. 

Dubbed Automobi Molecular Diagnostics, the company will establish local manufacturing facilities and work to commercialize the Novodiag platform in China.

The company drew $49 from the credit facility to repay an earlier outstanding loan and expects to draw another $27 million to, in part, pay for its acquisition of GenePOC.

The assay is for detecting varicella-zoster virus in cerebrospinal fluid and can be used with the firm's Liaison MDx instrument.

The virology department at UW will offer a number of support services to diagnostics developers, including particular expertise in digital PCR and sequencing technologies.

The Aptima BV test detects bacterial vaginosis and the Aptima CV/TV detects and differentiates candida infections from trichomonas.

Despite the diversity detected in Group A Streptococcus strains from more than 20 countries, investigators narrowed in on broadly shared sequences with relatively low variation.

Researchers identified 34 known and 30 new Leptospira species by sequencing dozens of isolates from soil and water samples in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania.

The company received support from a Johns Hopkins University center focused on point-of-care device development for sexually transmitted infections.

The Cobas TV/MG test detects Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) DNA in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

The Hologic Aptima Combo 2 and the Cepheid Xpert CT/NG assays have now been cleared for use in throat and rectum samples.

The QiaStat-Dx system will now be commercially available in the US along with a panel that detects more than 20 respiratory viral and bacterial pathogens.

An international team of researchers conducted a set of genome-wide association studies and other analyses using both human host and S. pneumoniae samples.

The company also reported a decline in its net loss for the quarter on lower operating expenses due to a recent reorganization that included layoffs.

The test will guide clinical decision making related to Inovio's DNA-based immunotherapy to treat cervical dysplasia caused by human papillomavirus.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.