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An analysis of more than 900 C. difficile isolates uncovered four phylogenetic lineages, including three lineages in a clade showing recent positive selection on infection-related genes.

The BioCode GPP tests for 17 of the most common bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause infectious diarrhea, and runs on the BioCode MDx-3000 system.

The test, based on the next generation of a spinning disk platform, detects three enterotoxins and DNA from three enteric pathogens. 

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

In a wide-ranging discussion, the two leaders touched upon vaccine development, infant mortality, US education, research funding, machine learning, and precision medicine.

The agreement with PerkinElmer's Wallac Oy subsidiary will bring Mobidiag's real-time PCR-based gastrointestinal tests to a new market.

Researchers implemented qPCR on TaqMan Array Cards to find six pathogens are responsible for up to 90 percent of childhood diarrhea at seven sites in Africa and Asia.

The partners will focus on sequencing and analyzing bacteria and viruses that cause a number of diseases as well as those that make up human microbiomes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Diarrheal disease in children from developing countries seems to coincide with broad changes in the composition of microbial communities in the children's guts, according to a study in Genome

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BioMérieux today announced that BioFire's FilmArray Gastrointestinal Panel has received 510(k) clearance for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.