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EDGE cobbles together several open-source tools into simple pipelines for sequence assembly, taxonomic classification, phylogenetic analysis, and other tasks.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Early-stage molecular diagnostics developer Mesa Tech International has been awarded $1 million from the National Institutes of Health to further develop its low-cost nucleic acid testing device for respiratory disease diagnosis.

By encapsulating single organisms from microbiome samples in gel microdroplets and then culturing them to form microcolonies, researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory have been able to sequence the genomes of individual bacterial species with much higher coverage and l

By Monica Heger

This article was originally published March 19.

Patrick Chain, leader of the metagenomics applications team at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was the first author on a recent policy paper that proposed a new set of standards describing the quality of genome sequences.

The flow cytometer uses sound waves to control the movement of cells, and is the first entry in the flow cytometry instrumentation market for Applied Biosystems and parent company Life Technologies.

Biomagnetics Diagnostics intends to develop a handheld, integrated optical biosensor for rapid diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and other pathogens.

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of California at Los Angeles, and Agilent have designed an automated, high-throughput genotyping system for detecting potential pathogens.

Bloomberg reports the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent Orig3n a letter saying it has not corrected lab issues uncovered in an earlier inspection.

In an editorial at BMJ Opinion, two genetic counselors call for an increased focus on post-test patient care.

A new survey finds people in the US are getting their COVID-19 test results back faster, but not fast enough to help some viral control measures, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of malaria parasites in Ethiopia, loci linked to childhood BMI, and more.