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Quashing Stubborn Hospital Infections Relies on Genetic Sequencing

Scientific American Jenni Laidman 16 January 2015

No matter what they tried, the staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in England could not quell an outbreak of a multidrug-resistant pathogen. 55 more words

Clinical Pathology

Mind Over Matter

You are a brilliant scientist and, after decades of hard work, you have developed a new medicine that should cure depression. But you need to test your miracle drug in a clinical trial to make sure it is working. 1,480 more words

Genome Sequencing: Exploring the Diagnostic Promise

At the time that we completed a draft of the 3 billion letters of the human genome about a decade ago, it would have cost about $100 million to sequence a second human genome. 931 more words


Image of the week: King Richard III

This week’s image is of one of the oldest surviving portraits of King Richard III. It’s also the most accurate. How do we know? Because, after almost two years of cloak-and-dagger secrecy, a research team from the University of Leicester have… 319 more words