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 US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.
Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.
In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.
Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.