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News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

The team is now conducting additional studies of mNGS in plasma, as well as looking to reduce turnaround time by running the test on a nanopore sequencer.

A genome-wide association study that included two European cohorts pointed to a potential role for the SIGLEC15 gene in recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis susceptibility.

Applied BioCode said that it now has access to higher volume laboratories that use the Roche MagNa Pure 96 System for sample extraction.

A few key loci appear to contribute to a lasting immune response following childhood immunizations against meningococcal bacteria, tetanus, or Haemophilus influenzae type B.

The Global Pneumococcal Sequencing consortium found that non-vaccine-type bacteria increased after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.