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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 describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.