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The evidence-based guidelines for testing individuals at risk of latent or active TB infection include recommendations on interferon-gamma release and molecular assays.

Researchers from the CDC and Georgia Tech tested the efficacy of using whole-genome shotgun sequencing to diagnose food-borne pathogens in outbreaks.

The CDC noted that if the test yields a negative RNA NAT result, clinicians should then analyze patient serum using an IgM antibody test.

The organization has been scaling up its use of NGS and bioinformatics and a recent NARMS publication is the first of many that will incorporate sequencing data. 

An investigation and follow-up analysis concluded that the Trioplex test promoted by the CDC was equally sensitive to an alternative singleplex Zika assay, despite the microbiologist's claims to the contrary.

The materials and equipment, which were purchased in August, include supplies to perform the CDC MAC-ELISA test and its Trioplex RT-qPCR assay.

The agency has doubled the window after suspected exposure during which it recommends RT-qPCR testing for some pregnant women.

The GenomeWeb Index fell half a percent in June, underperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but far outpacing the Nasdaq and Nasdaq Biotech Index.

The two parties collaborated to develop and expand a microorganism reference library for the MALDI Biotyper platform aimed at rare and emerging microbes.

Roche's PCR-based Cobas test is also being deployed at one blood center in the US and is proving to be highly accurate, the agency said.

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In PNAS this week: carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, selection against educational attainment-linked variants, and more.

Technology Review points out that a new US presidential science advisor hasn't been selected.

Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.

President-elect Donald Trump considers other candidates for director of the National Institutes of Health, Nature News reports.