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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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.

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