antibiotic resistance

The company's laboratory services and product revenues both dropped during the quarter.

Curetis' new subsidiary will focus on using a recently acquired database of bacterial genome sequences to identify novel antibiotic resistance markers. 

The Surfer's Ome

The University of California, San Diego's Cliff Kapono is collecting microbial samples from surfers, the New York Times reports.

The semifinalists will receive $50,000 each to develop prototypes of their concepts for submission in the second phase of the challenge.

The company’s laboratory services and collaboration revenues rose in Q4, but these were offset by a decrease in product sales.

The firm said that the consortium will expand a database that provides insights for clinical partners and shows unusual patterns of drug resistance.

The company recently presented preliminary results from two large-scale studies on tracking infections and drug resistance in large hospital systems.

T2 and Allergan will develop a novel diagnostic panel for the detection of Gram-negative bacterial species and antibiotic resistance in patients with bacterial infections.

Researchers used metagenomic sequencing to profile gut microbial genes in pigs from three countries, representing hundreds of animals across 17 breeds.

A colistin resistance gene has been uncovered in samples from an ill Connecticut toddler, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.