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A PCR-based look at pathogens and parasites in adult Ixodes ricinus ticks from France identified multiple pathogens in more than 20 percent of adult individuals tested.

Using a combination of approaches, researchers characterized influenza A viruses at two live animal swine markets in Minnesota.

Longhorn wins FDA EUA for H1N1 flu test; UC-Davis offering RT-PCR respiratory viral panel test.

One study identified a variant of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus that Gen-Probe's ProFlu+ test failed to flag as positive for influenza A, while a second study found an "unexpected" amount of mutability in the matrix gene of the virus that stymied PCR-based subtype testing via melting temperature analysis.

Rapid influenza diagnostic tests only detect the new H1N1 strain and other flu viruses between 40 and 69 percent of the time, according to a pilot study by CDC researchers.

Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.