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The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization teamed up with funding partners to unveil a $26 million program to distribute a PCR-based test to detect "multidrug-resistant tuberculosis after just two days rather than the weeks or months typical of existing tests," according to the article. The roll-out will begin with Ethiopia and Lesotho.

 

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.