NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers in the UK are working on a rapid sequencing-based diagnostic test for severe urinary tract infections using Oxford Nanopore Technologies' MinIon platform.

The goal is to develop a test that can identify the pathogen involved and predict its antibiotic susceptibility within six hours of taking a urine sample and at a cost that is "attractive to hospital laboratories," according to Justin O'Grady, a medical microbiologist at the University of East Anglia's Norwich Medical School and one of the project's leaders.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.

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