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Clinical researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have published a study demonstrating how their laboratory-developed multiplex real-time PCR-based assay to detect Shiga toxin-producing E.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two Canadian projects have received funding for the development of new genomics-based tests for detecting E. coli in food processing facilities.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two hospitals in the Netherlands — the University Medical Center Groningen and Amphia Hospital — plan to evaluate and adopt Pathogenica's next-generation sequencing-based HAI BioDetection Kit in the surveillance and monitoring of infectious bacteria, the company said t

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PathoGenetix today said it has signed a collaborative agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration to evaluate the company's technology for use in foodborne illness outbreak investigation and response.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a special issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association out today, researchers presented a set of studies, editorials, and viewpoint articles centered on a genomics theme.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories said today it has received a No Objection Letter from the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service for its iQ-Check real-time PCR method for detecting Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria in beef.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of Canadian research organizations will jointly provide C$1 million (US$997,000) for research and development of a genomics-based test that can identify pathogenic E. coli bacteria found in the food production process, Genome Alberta said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies said today it received a Letter of No Objection from the US Department of Agriculture-Food Safety and Inspection Service for the firm's RapidFinder Shiga-toxin producing Escheria coli (STEC) Detection system.

DuPont Qualicon said this month that the US Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service has approved the DuPont Qualicon BAX STEC assay for screening Shiga toxin-producing strains of Escherichia coli, or STEC.

Seegene and DuPont Nutrition & Health said today that they have inked an agreement to jointly develop highly multiplexed assays to detect foodborne pathogens by combining Seegene's real-time PCR and melt curve analysis technology with DuPont's benchtop BAX System.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.