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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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.