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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Direct transmission of Clostridium difficile from one patient to another may be a less common mode of infection than anticipated in some healthcare settings, according to a new Genome Biology study.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche today announced that it has teamed with the Innovative Medicines Initiative to lead a consortium of industry and academic partners that will use stem cells for drug discovery research.

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of large, international consortia are cranking out reams of genome, exome, and genotyping data in the hopes of expanding and refining their understanding of the genetic factors behind type 2 diabetes and traits related to it.

This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify some of Mariam Ayub's comments.

Next-generation sequencing for public health surveillance could be put to the test these Olympic games. The UK's Health Protection Agency has implemented the technology as part of its public health protocol for monitoring outbreaks during the London Olympics.

Two hospitals in the UK recently demonstrated that outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can be monitored by next-generation sequencing on the Illumina MiSeq.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Population Genetics has signed an agreement to provide researchers at the University of Oxford with genetic analyses for hypothetical validation and biomarker discovery.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the US and Germany used transcriptional profiling, histopathology, and more to explore the relationship between chronic inflammation and cancer in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease.

By Andrea Anderson
A research team led by investigators at the Universities of Oxford and Chicago has shown that it is feasible to do fine-scale genetic mapping using high-throughput population sequence data.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.