pathogen detection

By genotyping nearly 200 Mycobacterium bovis isolates, investigators saw signs of introductions of the pathogen, coupled with a long history in the region.

The company said its acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics will allow it to provide a broader array of food safety diagnostics services to its customers.

Researchers from the CDC and Georgia Tech tested the efficacy of using whole-genome shotgun sequencing to diagnose food-borne pathogens in outbreaks.

The Rice University researchers identified 11 pathogenic bacteria strains using only five randomly selected DNA probes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A study by researchers from two Dutch medical centers and pathogen sequencing company Pathogenica has found that the company's HAI BioDetection kit compared well with the standard method used to type multi-drug resistantEscherichia coli.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US military's Defense Threat Reduction Agency has awarded a $1 million prize to a group of scientists who developed an algorithm that can enable rapid and accurate characterization of a clinical pathogen sample from raw DNA sequence data, challenge partner InnoCent

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PathoGenetix and the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service announced late on Monday the evaluation of PathoGenetix's technology for identifying strains of Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli, or STECs, and Salmonella enterica.

Axela and Hutman Diagnostics have announced an agreement that will deliver a microarray-based, sample-to-answer pathogen detection platform to market next year.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Defense is launching a competition that will provide $1 million to individuals or teams that develop an algorithm for swiftly and accurately characterizing clinical pathogen samples based only on raw DNA sequence data.

Singapore's PathGen Dx has signed an agreement under the "Powered by Affymetrix" program under which the array firm will manufacture PathGen's pathogen-detection test, called PathChip, and distribute it globally.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.