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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: blood plasma lipidome analysis of Ebola patients, genome organization of the malaria-causing parasite, and more.

The research highlighted particular challenges for gram-negative organisms among a population of higher-risk patients.

Signature Science will assess the validity of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses to detect the transmission of viable pathogens in healthcare settings.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: host genetic variants affecting Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, differentially methylated regions in lung cancer, and more.

The amplicon sequencing method, called resistance mutation sequencing (RM-seq), may help in detecting resistance earlier than traditional techniques.

When researchers sequenced some 800 global Staphylococcus aureus isolates, they saw signs of previous jumps from humans to domestic animals and beyond.

The Vanderbilt researchers combined MALDI imaging-based proteomics, ICP-MS metal imaging, bioluminescent imaging, and MRI to study the development of staph infections.

The German company said the open-access platform, called Pharos V8, can provide real-time PCR results in 10 minutes.   

The company plans to launch a test for gram-negative bacteria next, and will work with developers and freelancers to develop additional assay content

Based on iCubate's Amplicon-Rescued Multiplex PCR technology, the iC-GPC assay is the first of the company's portfolio's to earn CE mark.

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.