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.
Using new and existing data, researchers documented mobile antibiotic resistance gene exchange between bacteria found within human and livestock animal guts.
Despite the array of tests available, some lab directors are still seeking broader functionalities and capabilities from the systems they purchase.
The test was previously approved to detect and differentiate carbapenemase genes from bacterial isolates, and now has an expanded claim for testing directly from rectal swabs.
Travelers can quickly pick up antibiotic-resistance genes, according to Dutch researchers.
The team used screening and sequencing to discover a patient sample of E. coli harbored resistance genes on a transmissible plasmid, raising concerns about a potential "superbug."
OpGen will add a commercial data visualization portal to its CLIA testing service and launch an integrated product and services offering this year.
The technology uses DNAzyme-based sensors, fluorescent biomarkers, and a high-throughput particle counter to rapid identify rare targets in complex raw samples.
The test is the 20th US-IVD molecular diagnostic on the GeneXpert menu — Cepheid also recently announced that it has now placed its 10,000 systems globally.
In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.
There are a few projects aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in genomic research, Technology Review reports.
A national assessment shows that US students lag in the sciences, but suggests that achievement gaps are narrowing.
Harvard's George Church discusses HGP-write with the Journal of the American Medical Association.