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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 Washington Post reports that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

The strain now accounts for about 80 percent of cases in Wales and Scotland, and about half of cases in England, the Guardian reports.

A new study suggests that using CRISPR to edit human embryonic DNA can lead to the loss of whole chromosomes, as the Associated Press reports.

In Science this week: ancient dog genomes highlight long ties with humans, genomic analysis of 40,000-year-old early East Asian individual, and more.

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