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Using a protocol developed at the University of Oxford, the researchers hope that nanopore sequencing can aid diagnosis and drug resistance profiling in remote areas.

Researchers described diet-related patterns of gut microbial diversity, microbiome ties to psychiatric disease, and more.

Researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 screening assays in mouse and human cells to track down point mutations in the PARP1 gene that boost resistance to PARP inhibitor drugs.

Saturation mutagenesis of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum identified almost 2,700 essential genes during the blood stage of infection.

The Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate was among one of the first such highly resistant strains reported to the CDC, which sequenced and analyzed it.

The funding will accelerate development of the firm's RaPID diagnostic platform to identify pathogens and drug resistance directly from blood.

Sequencing of typhoid fever outbreak samples in Pakistan indicates extensive drug resistance arose when a local multidrug resistance strain acquired a new plasmid.

Researchers identified and began characterizing carbapenemase-producing bacteria from wastewater samples in ICU pipes and other sites at an NIH hospital.

Genome sequences from southeast Asian Plasmodium falciparum isolates suggest resistance to a new treatment arose the same year it was introduced.

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In Nature this week: genomes of two organisms that regenerate body parts, sea lamprey genome, and more.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.