By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm SIRS-Lab today announced a collaboration with Pfizer Pharma focused on sepsis diagnostics and treatment.

The firms will initially evaluate the clinical impact of using molecular-based tests for diagnosis of severe fungal blood stream infections, as well as the pharmacoeconomics of such an approach.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.

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