At Tri-Con, UCSF's Charles Chiu discussed validation of a metagenomic NGS test as well as a new project to develop an RNA sequencing panel for Lyme disease.
The study involved 11 sites and 1,560 prospectively collected patient samples and demonstrated high overall positive and negative percent agreement with comparator assays.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-operated lab had its permit for working with dangerous pathogens suspended due to safety violations, USA Today reports.
The high-throughput system is now approved with the firm's Blood Culture ID, Gastrointestinal, Meningitis/Encephalitis, and the previously approved Respiratory Panel.
Researchers sequenced and analyzed the negative-sense RNA tilapia lake virus, implicated in large die-offs of farmed and wild tilapia in Israel and Ecuador.
The FilmArray ME Panel received a de novo clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration in October.
The FilmArray ME Panel is the first nucleic acid amplification test to detect multiple pathogens from a single cerebrospinal fluid sample.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the handling of samples at four Department of Defense labs, the New York Times reports.
The UCSF Center for Next-Gen Precision Medicine Diagnostics will use NGS to develop technology to diagnose meningitis and encephalitis.
Sequence and other data suggest a squirrel-borne bornavirus may be behind three mysterious deaths in Germany.
Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.
The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.
An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.
In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.