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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

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.

Rett Syndrome Mouse Model Study Points to RNA Editing Possibilities

Investigators targeted MECP2 in mutant mouse models of Rett syndrome, showing in PNAS that they could restore its expression and dial down symptoms.

Investigators Find Shared, Distinct Genetic Contributors to Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

An association study in JAMA Network Open uncovers risk variants within and beyond the human leukocyte antigen locus.

Transcriptomic, Epigenetic Study Appears to Explain Anti-Viral Effects of TB Vaccine

Researchers report in Science Advances on an interferon signature and long-term shifts in monocyte cell DNA methylation in Bacille Calmette-Guérin-vaccinated infant samples.