Genetics

Whole genome sequencing for prenatal diagnosis

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has successfully introduced a new genome sequencing technique for prenatal invasive genetic diagnosis. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracing travelers' typhoid to get an early warning of emerging threats

Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi causes more than 20 million cases of typhoid fever each year, and disproportionately infects children in low and middle income countries. Now, in a paper published in PLOS Neglected Tropical ...

Genetics

Undiagnosed diseases program finds novel genetic variant

The Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently found a previously unknown genetic variant that is believed to account for a severe movement disorder in a young woman. In a case study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multidrug-resistant salmonella outbreak characterized

(HealthDay)—A recent multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella enterica serotype Newport outbreak, affecting patients in 32 states, was associated with soft cheese and beef consumption, according to a report published in the ...

Health

For salmonella detection, genomic tool emerges as a key

The world's food supply will become safer as the food industry shifts to high-resolution, whole-genome sequencing—which examines the full DNA of a given organism all at once. This move to make sequencing ubiquitous will ...

Genetics

Sequencing the genome of newborns in the US: Are we ready?

Twenty-four to 48 hours after birth, every newborn in the U.S. will have a few drops of blood drawn and sent to a lab to be screened for hidden and potentially life-threatening disorders. This process, known as universal ...

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