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.

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.