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A PCR-based analysis of nearly 700 cases picked up human papillomavirus or human polyomaviruses DNA in a fraction of urothelial bladder carcinoma tumors.

The firm will begin initial trials for antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infection detection in UK hospitals in early 2018.

Performed on the company's Safetube platform, GFC's Microscreen test uses DNA hybridization to detect biomarkers in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Results from a set of new studies suggest Zika virus circulated undetected for long periods of time before producing infections described in recent outbreaks.

Researchers described using long-read sequencing technology to develop diagnostic assays, sequence through complex gene fusions, and in virology applications.

Genome sequences for more than 100 Ebola virus isolates from Guinea uncovered two main lineages that caused infections in the country in 2015.

A collaborative effort involving four UK universities is attempting to provide communal compute, storage, algorithms, and pipelines for analyzing microbial genomes.

At The Atlantic, Ed Yong reports on the MinION's use to track Ebola in Africa.

Two teams from Europe and the US took the Oxford MinIon sequencer to West Africa to sequence Ebola samples.

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At The Conversation, the University of Birmingham's Nick Loman writes about his group's efforts to bring genome sequencing and surveillance to disease outbreak sites.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.