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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.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of epigenetic age acceleration, antimicrobial resistance genes found in organic egg farm samples, and more.

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

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 company continues to move toward its planned merger with German diagnostics firm Curetis, which is expected to close early next year.

Exome sequencing and other molecular strategies led to a heterogeneous variant in the DNMT3A gene that appears to impact host epigenetic and immune features.

The combined firm will be based in Gaithersburg, Maryland and will focus on infectious disease diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance prediction services. 

Nasdaq told the company that as of June 30 its shareholder equity does not meet the minimum $2.5 million required for its shares to remain listed on the exchange.

The Gaithersburg, Maryland-based company continues to await US Food and Drug Administration clearance for its antimicrobial resistance test.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.