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The immune sequencing firm is working on kit-ifying its two existing tests, as well as developing a second clinical test and expanding the label for clonoSeq.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences the development and function of skeletal muscle in mice, and more.

ChromaCode this week launched its first product, a research-use-only test for nine tick-borne pathogens designed for research use on any thermal cycler.

The researchers are using mass spectrometry to look in patient blood samples for peptides shed by Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Using more than 16,000 tick samples submitted by individuals in the mainland US and Puerto Rico, researchers documented tick species and infection by four pathogens.

The CDC says that the number of people in the US who have been infected with diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites have more than tripled in recent years.

Investigators retraced features contributing to Lyme disease spread by sequencing 146 Borrelia burgdorferi isolates collected in North America since the 1980s.

Researchers used mass spectrometry to identify unique biochemical markers that differentiate Lyme disease from southern tick-associated rash Illness.

The firm remains on track to file for FDA clearance of its T2Bacteria panel, which its CEO called a "game changer" by mid-2017.

Crowdfunding will help move the targeted sequencing-based test through the development process in hopes of commercializing it.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.