NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Identifying the cause of febrile illnesses can be a challenge, particularly in some tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world where patients can be exposed to different pathogens whose symptoms mimic each other.

To help address this, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have been developing a single-reaction multiplex PCR assay that can detect and differentiate the causative agents of dengue fever, leptospirosis, and malaria — three pathogens endemic to such regions.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

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This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.