VIENNA (GenomeWeb) – Five independent studies presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ECCMID) here this week provide the most compelling data to date regarding the accuracy, speed, and ease of use of Meridian Bioscience's molecular malaria assay.

The presentations, which also coincide with World Malaria Day today, provide further support for the test, Illumigene Malaria, as a tool for routine screening of travelers in non-endemic areas of the world who are returning from high-burden disease regions.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.