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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.

A Karmagenes researcher has lost his position after reportedly admitting to data fabrication, according to Retraction Watch.

Two neuroscientists write in Nature News that solving the "reproducibility crisis" in science may require changing the requirements for publication.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of prehistoric New Mexicans, a nanopore method for mapping DNA methylation, and more.

A new study finds that adding missing good bacteria to the skin microbiome of atopic dermatitis patients decreases Staphylococcus aureus colonization.