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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A team led by researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio has developed a new method of extraction and amplification for fungal DNA, creating a tool that could be crucial for clinicians treating patients with rare or hard to identify fungal infections.

The new extraction and amplification method can be universally applied to fungi, according to the researchers, which could be important in battling a growing incidence of pathogenic fungal infections, including hospital-acquired, or nosocomial infections.

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This webinar will tell the story of Versiti’s journey in transforming genetic testing from a manual to a digitized process. It will include detail on how the organization succeeded, pain points along the way, a novel approach to variant assessment, and future plans for the program.