NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pathogenica said today that it will co-market with Illumina a new version of its HAI BioDetection kit on Illumina's MiSeq desktop sequencing system in the Asia Pacific region.

The new version of the kit, which uses targeted next-generation sequencing to detect bacterial strains involved in hospital acquired infections, will enable users to identify an expanded panel of bacteria and drug-resistant genes.

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The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.