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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team comprising researchers at Ben-Gurion University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a new method for PCR-based detection of pathogens in soil, water, and aerosol samples that is faster than standard techniques.

The method relies on an initial enrichment of samples and a technique called most probable number, or MPN.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an RNA interference drug to treat acute hepatic porphyria.

Stephen Hahn, the nominee to lead the US Food and Drug Administration, underwent a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, the Washington Post reports.

Gizmodo looks over the past decade of consumer DNA testing to find the field to be lacking.

In Nature this week: native RNA sequencing and analysis of a human poly(A) transcriptome, nanopore sequencing-based method to analyze short tandem repeat expansions, and more.

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