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

The consortium, which spans more than a dozen UK cities, will sequence patient samples to understand the spread and evolution of the novel coronavirus.

Illumina, LabCorp, and Providence healthcare will join the effort to collect COVID-19 patient samples in the US for immune cell receptor sequencing.

The consortium aims to develop assays that can detect biomarkers of pulmonary fibrosis that can be used as early indicators of a treatment's activity.

The researchers' findings suggest that methylation at those sites might have their effect on lung function through its effect on smoking behaviors.

An international group of researchers aim to develop an approach that may be able to diagnose multiple conditions, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, sepsis, with one blood sample.

A new blood test might be able to detect the presence of some 50 cancers, according to New Scientist.

Undark looks into how coronavirus-related shutdowns are affecting field researchers.

In PNAS this week: strategies to design DNA oligonucleotide probes for bacteria, Vibrio cholerae evolution in Haiti, and more.

NPR reports that graduate students in the US are helping with SARS-CoV-2 testing.