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That Friday in 2009 began like any other day for the North Shore-LIJ Laboratories, the core diagnostics facility for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, one of the largest hospital networks in the New York metropolitan area.

The day before, however, some 150 students at New York's St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens began showing the symptoms of a respiratory illness suspected to be H1N1 influenza, or swine flu, prompting public health officials to launch an investigation into a possible outbreak.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.

Oct
02
Sponsored by
Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.  

Oct
10
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how the Dana-Farber Cancer Center is adapting its oncology care strategy in light of the rapidly evolving molecular landscape.

Nov
07
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how a leading pathology lab implemented a next-generation sequencing panel to capture comprehensive molecular tumor profiles.