The next-generation sequencing test will be used to select patients for a clinical trial of Locus' Pseudomonas aeruginosa antimicrobial product.

Cepheid will create Xpert cartridge tests to detect S. aureus and P. aeuginosa, to be used in clinical trials for biologics intended to prevent pneumonia.

Through comparisons with dozens of other sequenced Pseudomonas syringae strains, researchers explored features that allow UMAF0158 to parasitize the mango tree.

Following the Bugs

Australian researchers use whole-genome sequencing to trace a Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak in a neonatal unit.

The Plant-Associated Microbe Gene Ontology Consortium presented a vocabulary resource comprising more than 700 words focusing on microbe-host interactions. The words appear as part of eight papers is a special supplement to BMC Microbiology.

Papers of Note


Sequencing-Related Papers of Note, Published Jan. 2009

The AdvanDx test identifies E. coli and P. aeruginosa directly from positive blood cultures.

Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.