cholera Plasmid Transfer Let Cholera Pathogen in Yemen Become Multidrug Resistant, Study Suggests By analyzing genome sequences for 260 Vibrio cholerae isolates from an outbreak in Yemen, researchers identified a persistent drug resistance plasmid in the cholera pathogen. Genomic Study of Argentinian Cholera Outbreak Finds Differences Between Endemic, Epidemic Bacteria The analysis further discovered that endemic cholera strains in Argentina were more diverse, a finding that could inform outbreak control efforts. Cholera Genome From World War I Soldier Reveals New Features of Pathogen Researchers found a potential alternative toxin, as well as antibiotic resistance genes, in a newly-sequenced Vibrio cholerae strain from a British WWI soldier. Purdue Spinout OmniVis Commercializing Smartphone-Based Cholera Test Premium OmniVis is developing the assay for cholera detection in environmental samples while the lab that created it is working toward a paper-based HIV test. Cholera Strain Behind Epidemic in Yemen Sequenced The cholera epidemic in Yemen is caused by astrain with an unusual antimicrobial resistance phenotype that belongs to a sublineage from South Asia. Jun 25, 2018 Cholera Sequencing Uncovers Multiple Strains Circulating in Bangladesh Nov 9, 2017 Genome Sequencing Sheds Light on Cholera Lineages Contributing to Outbreaks Nov 15, 2016 Current Pandemic Cholera Strain Developed in Six Stages, Study Finds Oct 23, 2015 Mediven's MDx Tests Get CE-IVD Mark Jan 2, 2015 RNA-seq Study of Cholera Pathogen Connects Bacteria-Killing Mechanism to Horizontal Gene Transfer Premium Nov 6, 2014 Genomics in the Journals Nov 6, 2014 Jan 9, 2014 Genomics in the Journals: 2014.01.09 Jul 3, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: 2013.07.03 Jul 2, 2013 Genomic Analysis of Haiti Cholera Strains Indicate Limited Ability to Acquire New Genes Nov 20, 2012 Structural Genomics Consortia Land up to $52M from NIAID Dec 14, 2010 PacBio, Collaborators Sequence Haitian Cholera Strain to Pinpoint Origin; Sequencing Completed in Two Days Premium Breaking News Plasmid Transfer Let Cholera Pathogen in Yemen Become Multidrug Resistant, Study Suggests Harbinger Health Raises $140 Million in Series B Financing BioMérieux's BioFire Defense Secures $18.8M US DoD Contract for Infectious Disease Testing Biora Therapeutics Settles Claims of Misleading Genetic Testing Advertisements Genetic Overlap Between Schizophrenia, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Uncovered by GWAS Analysis The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.