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Researchers found that metagenomic sequencing is better than fecal culture at identifying antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in pediatric patients.

The researchers hope to identify new bacterial species, mine data for new antibiotics, and characterize the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance genes. 

Researchers used whole-genome and metagenomic sequencing to study how microbial communities changed and adapted to slightly different soil conditions after a tsunami. 

The results suggest that use of the drug cefprozil in patients with low initial microbial diversity might allow blooms of opportunistic pathogens.

The firm plans to incorporate mtDNA analysis into its preimplantation genetic screening services this month.

Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory have written a computer program to identify bacteria and viruses in metagenomes with fewer false positive matches.

The companies can use all pooled patents to develop and sell their respective LDTs, while Illumina will have the rights to develop an IVD kit.

An NGS-based method of sequencing circulating cell-free DNA could work as a noninvasive monitor organ transplantation rejection and infection.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Anticipating a future in which metagenomics becomes the norm in detecting and diagnosing infectious diseases like tuberculosis, researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK have published a study demonstrating that direct metagenomic sequencing of DNA in sputum samp


In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.