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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.

The partners received £30,000 (about $46,000) in funding from the BBSRC to support their metabolomics data-sharing and analyses activities.

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.