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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.

Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.