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Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

The method, presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, may provide results in hours rather than a week or more.

Filamentous prophages turned up in a significant proportion of cystic fibrosis Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections, particular in older patients and drug-resistant cases.

Decreased sales in the firm's centralized and point-of-care business and diabetes care business were partially offset by strong growth in the molecular diagnostics business.

To understand the evolution of brain conditions and other traits, investigators plan to sequence human and pathogen DNA in thousands of samples from Europe.

The test completes a suite of assays designed to detect pathogens that can cause sepsis using the firm's ePlex system.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

May
01
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will discuss the benefits of virus-specific target capture combined with next-generation sequencing (NGS) to identify viral infections and conduct comprehensive genomic and transcriptomic interrogation.