listeriosis

Keeping Tabs on Bugs

The US Food and Drug Administration tracked a recent multi-state Listeria outbreak using whole-genome sequencing.

With thousands of Listeria monocytogenes isolates, researchers identified virulent clonal groups involved in central nervous system or cross-placenta infections.

Pall said last week that its GeneDisc assays for Listeria have received performance tested methods certification from the AOAC Research Institute.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.