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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Clinical researchers from the UK are developing a method for diagnosing infections associated with prosthetic joint implants that promises to provide results in a matter of hours as opposed to a week or more.

The work, which leverages Oxford Nanopore sequencing technologies, was presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Amsterdam earlier this week, one of several presentations that discussed the potential of the technology for rapid infectious disease diagnosis in near-patient settings.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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