antibiotic resistance

At ASM Microbe, the University of Wisconsin's Caitlin Pepperell described her work putting Mycobacterium tuberculosis genomics into a historical context.

Public health microbiologists are forging ahead with WGS, even as others caution that it may not yet be ready for such a role, said speakers at ASM Microbe 2018.

BioGx now offers 11 CE-marked infectious disease tests that run on Becton Dickinson's BD Max platform.

An analysis of more than 1,000 Neisseria gonorrhoeae genomes provided insights into antibiotic resistance patterns and related genomic features.

The kit, designed to rapidly detect 16 beta-lactam and carbapenem-resistant pathogen targets, was CE marked last month.

Researchers described diet-related patterns of gut microbial diversity, microbiome ties to psychiatric disease, and more.

The award will go toward the development of MicrobeDx's technology for detecting the presence of bacteria in clinical urine specimens and to which antibiotics they are susceptible.

The award will go toward development of Talis Bio's SlipChip POC technology for pathogen identification and antibiotic-susceptibility testing.

The approval expands the firm's product range now available to European customers.

Amplidiag CarbaR+MCR detects the main carbapenemase-producing organisms and colistin resistance markers. Novidiag Bacterial GE+ identifies the most common enteric pathogens.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more