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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.

The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.