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The firms also plan to launch a multiplex test for multiple pathogens, including dengue. 

Using sequence data for more than 1,800 Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi isolates, researchers identified 68 SNPs to trace the bug to its geographical source. 

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Researchers from both teams plan to continue to refine their findings toward creating simple PCR or other nucleic acid amplification-based assays.

The team has been monitoring changes in host gene expression patterns due to different types of infections, and hopes to develop a diagnostic test.

The assay was demonstrated to be as effective as microscopy and a rapid immunoassay at detecting Plasmodium falciparum in a sample of febrile patients in Nigeria.

In a study of unexplained acute febrile illness, researchers uncovered two new rhabdoviruses in blood samples in the unaffected control group.

The ancestors of the Arizona bark scorpion and other scorpions and spiders underwent whole-genome duplication, KJZZ reports.

A cryptographic approach could help researchers keep genomic data private while researchers analyze it, Scientific American reports.

Andy Page, the former president of 23andMe, has joined a diabetes-management startup, according to CNBC.

In Cell this week: regulatory changes in pancreatic cancer, metabolic shifts in Alzheimer's disease, and more.