Public Health England
Team Shows Diagnostic Potential for Oxford Nanopore SARS-CoV-2 Assay, Calls for Improvements
A clinical evaluation of LamPore, expected to be CE marked shortly, called it promising for high-throughput testing but recommended a more streamlined workflow.
UK COVID-19 Sequencing Consortium Launches With £20M in Government, Wellcome Trust Funding
The consortium, which spans more than a dozen UK cities, will sequence patient samples to understand the spread and evolution of the novel coronavirus.
PerkinElmer SCID Test Chosen for Newborn Screening Evaluation in England
Public Health England will use the company's Victor EnLite instrument and EnLite Neonatal TREC kit at three of six sites to evaluate screening newborns for "Bubble Boy" disease.
Nanopore Sequencing Confirms Zoonotic Source for Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria
Using real-time nanopore metagenomic sequencing, researchers ruled out enhanced human-to-human transmission of Lassa virus during an outbreak in Nigeria last year.
UK Effort to Sequence 3K Bacterial Genomes Nears Goal
Scientists have sequenced more than 2,700 distinct strains from the National Collection of Type Cultures, a non-profit biorepository run by Public Health England.