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.
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.
An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.
Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.
In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.