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Australian Government Awards Proteome System $2M to Develop New TB Test

NEW YORK, March 18 (GenomeWeb News) - Proteome Systems has won a $2 million START grant from the Australian government to continue developing a new diagnostic for tuberculosis.

 

The new antibody-based TB test is expected to be in prototype form within 18 months, Proteome Systems said.

 

Existing tests for TB can take between 24 hours and several weeks to deliver results. The new test being developed by Proteome Systems will deliver an accurate result in a time frame of between several minutes and a few hours, according to the company.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.