In PLOS this week: DNA barcodes for identifying plants in herbal remedies, copy number and DNA methylation patterns in HBV-linked liver cancer, and more.
BioMérieux’s NucliSens EasyQ MRSA test; Abbott's RealTime CMV assay; Roche's Cobas TaqScreen MPX Test v2.0; Idaho Tech's Q Fever molecular assay; Gen-Probe's Panther system.
The test, developed by Idaho Technology, detects for Coxiella burnetii DNA in blood samples, and results can be achieved within four hours.
Using bioinformatics, an American research team has found that more than a dozen species of Rickettsia bacteria — both pathogenic and non-pathogenic — share a conserved type IV secretion system.
Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.
The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.
In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.
The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.