Pseudomonas

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

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Sequencing-Related Papers of Note, Published Jan. 2009

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

The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.