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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OpGen today announced the creation of a public health consortium to evaluate its Whole Genome Mapping technology for strain typing microorganisms that cause health outbreaks.

Abbott will help authorities at state public health labs identify and characterize microorganisms in surveillance activities for infectious diseases, food safety analysis, and biodefense readiness.

Abbott's Plex-ID system, which combines PCR and mass spec analysis, will help authorities at state public health labs identify and characterize microorganisms in surveillance activities for infectious diseases, food safety analysis, and biodefense readiness.

A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.