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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A genetic study of Mycobacterium bovis samples collected from cattle in Mozambique has teased out bovine tuberculosis (TB) transmission patterns in the area. 

The disease, which can be transmitted between animals and humans, and infects both cattle and wildlife, persists because the pathogen survives in animal reservoirs. It is of particular concern in Africa, where raw milk and meat from infected animals are frequently consumed and where HIV-infected individuals are especially susceptible to the disease.

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Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.

Apr
30
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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
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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.