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A new software tool allows researchers to gather microbial strain-level information from metagenomic data.

Officials are using traceability software and DNA to figure out the source of an E. coli outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.

The molecular diagnostic test detects Shiga toxin-producing E. coli and the serotype O157 directly from a patient specimen. 

Scientists are using sequencing to identify resistance genes and piece together the evolution of a pathogen's genome.

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The fourth quarter revenue growth resulted from an increase in its Atlas instrument placements, as well as an increase in the commercial use of the instrument. 

Scientists from Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and Signature Science published the study this week in GigaScience.

The company, which recently won a CDC challenge, can perform metagenomic identification of pathogens and is building strain-typing capabilities for its platform. 

The research provided novel insights into some well-known antibiotic resistance-related genes and implicated some less-characterized genes in the development of resistance.

The contract is to further the company's work to develop methodologies aimed at Francisella tularensis, Escherichia coli, and Babesia microti.

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