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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.

Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.