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In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.

The team is developing a real-time PCR method to help clinicians quickly detect Aspergillus, Candida, and Mucorales infections and begin targeted antifungal therapy.

Two new grants are helping the company develop its SHERLOCK and INSPECTR technologies as the basis for creating innovative diagnostics.

The Branford, Connecticut-based startup plans to seek US Food and Drug Administration clearance for and launch its instrument and first assays in 2021.

Nationwide Labs will use the PathogenDx array system for rapid strain identification of skin and foot fungi.

A genome-wide association study that included two European cohorts pointed to a potential role for the SIGLEC15 gene in recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis susceptibility.

To understand the evolution of brain conditions and other traits, investigators plan to sequence human and pathogen DNA in thousands of samples from Europe.

With metagenomics, genomics, and other analyses, researchers saw a potential antifungal compound called cyphomycin produced by Streptomyces in an ant in Brazil.

The firm hopes to seek 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its combined identification and antimicrobial sensitivity test by the end of 2019.

In PNAS this week: drug resistance evolution in Candida in a cystic fibrosis patient, point mutation in cotton bollworm allows it to persist in "Bt" crops, and more.

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The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.