Staphylococcus MRSA Study Details How Staph Is Transmitted Within Households A longitudinal household study suggests patients can acquire methicillin-resistant or sensitive Staphylococcus aureus from household members, pets, and surfaces. MRSA Susceptibility Study Uncovers Protective Variant in Methyltransferase Exome sequencing and other molecular strategies led to a heterogeneous variant in the DNMT3A gene that appears to impact host epigenetic and immune features. BioFire Bloodstream Infection Test Has Little Effect on Clinician Prescribing Behavior, Mayo Study Finds Premium The research highlighted particular challenges for gram-negative organisms among a population of higher-risk patients. Signature Science Gets CDC Contract to Evaluate Molecular Microbial Detection Methods Signature Science will assess the validity of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses to detect the transmission of viable pathogens in healthcare settings. Low-Frequency Antibiotic Resistance Mutations Revealed by New Amplicon Sequencing Method Premium The amplicon sequencing method, called resistance mutation sequencing (RM-seq), may help in detecting resistance earlier than traditional techniques. Jul 24, 2018 Staphylococcus Genome Set Reveals Bug's Host-Switching History Mar 15, 2018 Infectious Disease Study Showcases Multimodal Imaging Platform Premium Nov 20, 2017 GNA Biosolutions Releases 'Laser PCR' Platform for Research Use in Europe Premium Aug 30, 2017 Following First FDA Approval for MDx Platform, iCubate Has Eye on Point-of-Care Market Premium Aug 23, 2017 iCubate Receives CE Mark for Dx Platform, Bloodstream Infection Assay Aug 10, 2017 FDA Clears iCubate System, Bloodstream Infection Assay Jul 6, 2017 Skin Microbiome Study Ties Staphylococcus Aureus to Severe Eczema Flares Dec 8, 2016 Metagenomics Shows Potential for Foodborne Pathogen Outbreak Investigations Premium Jun 23, 2016 Great Basin Launches Enhanced MDx Platform; Assays Favorably Evaluated at ASM Premium May 5, 2016 MRSA Genomes Scrutinized for Clues to Routine Surveillance Jan 13, 2016 Cepheid, MedImmune, COMBACTE Ink Bacterial Dx Collaboration Aug 31, 2015 Great Basin Submits Staph Panel to FDA Jul 15, 2015 NY DOH Develops Multiplex Real-Time PCR to Combat Staph Food Poisoning, Bioterrorism Premium Jul 1, 2015 GNA Biosolutions Closes $6.7M Series B Financing Jun 5, 2015 Nasal Microbiome Study Examines Influence of Host Genetics, Types of Bacterial Communities Feb 26, 2015 Germany's GNA Biosolutions Developing Ultrafast 'Laser PCR' Ebola Test, Pathogen Testing Platform Premium Dec 12, 2014 Great Basin Scientific Begins Trial for Staph Assay; Updates MDx Pipeline Jul 17, 2013 MDx Company DxNA Buying PCR-based Assay Development Firm PathoGene Mar 8, 2012 Molecular Detection Raises $1.5M to Develop Sepsis, GI Panels; Ready MRSA Test for FDA Premium Mar 8, 2012 Great Basin Preps Staph, Candida Dx Panels for Trials; Eyes European Sales in Q2 Premium Breaking News New Approach Identifies Candidate Causal Variants for Neuropsychiatric, Neurodevelopmental Conditions People in the News: Baylor's Thomas Caskey Dies; New Appointments at UK Biobank, CS Genetics, More In Brief This Week: Pathogenomix, Uniogen, Genetic Technologies, DnaNudge, Gravity Diagnostics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Biodesix, Curio Genomics, Akoya Biosciences, More NIH Earmarks $170M for All of Us Program's Personalized Nutrition Study Taiwanese Firm's IP Asserted in Suit Against Pacific Biosciences Found Partially Unpatentable The Scan Omicron's Sewage Path The New York Times writes that testing sewage is helping public health officials track Omicron. IBM Sells Part of Watson Health The Wall Street Journal reports IBM is selling part of its Watson Health business to an investment firm. Identifying the Right Whales The Boston Globe writes that genetic testing has helped identify North American right whales and find that weaning can take place earlier than thought. Science Papers on Approach to Quickly Sort Single Cells, Alternative Splicing in Cancer In Science this week: high-speed sorting of single cells using fluorescence imaging, and more.