metagenomics

Signature Science will assess the validity of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses to detect the transmission of viable pathogens in healthcare settings.

Prospective research suggests DNA and RNA sequencing can reveal pathogen, microbiome, and host expression features to detect lower respiratory tract infections.

A new analysis pointed to a rise in over-generalized or incorrect bacterial identification by k-mer lowest common ancestor methods as the database has grown.

A team saw resilience and recolonization roles for antibiotic resistance gene-carrying microbes in the gut microbiomes of men treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene researchers discovered almost 700 bacterial species in the city's drinking water, including samples before and after treatment.

The Stanford spinout has launched an infectious disease test that sequences cell-free pathogen DNA to diagnose sepsis in immunocompromised patients.

At IDWeek 2018, several labs reported that they are now using or developing metagenomic NGS tests to diagnose central nervous system infections.

Already, public health organizations in the UK, the Netherlands, and New York state are moving toward implementing NGS for tuberculosis drug susceptibility testing.

The funding will support the further development of Aperiomics' deep metagenomic shotgun sequencing-based test for identifying infectious disease pathogens. 

Using SNP profiles, gut microbe metagenomics, and other data, researchers identified host and microbe factors influencing circulating levels of CVD markers.

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.