News on diagnostics for respiratory pathogens, including influenza, coronavirus, and more.

The funding will support various projects and research centers that are advancing precision medicine and genomic technology development.

The new instrument has higher throughput than competing systems, while the flu test boasts enhanced sensitivity and protection against seasonal drift.

The panel is the first offering in an anticipated menu of clinical microbiology and infectious disease tests. 

Penn bioinformaticians are testing REALGAR, an application to simplify searches of GWAS, WGS, RNA-seq, and other test results for wet-lab researchers.

The tool has been applied to determine the pathogenic cause of hemorrhagic fever, and is powering a new test for respiratory disease pathogens.

Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.