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Clostridium difficile

Kettering Health Network hopes to cut costs by using Diatherix's PCR-based infectious disease tests.

British, French, and American researchers reported that they have sequenced and compared different strains of Clostridium difficile in an attempt to find genetic causes for the bug's increased virulence.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.