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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The World Health Organization today endorsed Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF test for rapid testing of tuberculosis, calling it "a major milestone for global TB diagnosis and care."

WHO is now calling for the fully-automated nucleic acid amplification test to be rolled out under defined conditions as part of national plans for TB and multi-drug resistant TB care and control.

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The Guardian reports that the UK COVID genomics consortium is monitoring mutations that are arising within circulating SARS-CoV-2 strains for any that may affect future vaccines.

The UK is investing £33.6 million into a controversial human SARS-CoV-2 challenge study, according to Reuters.

Science reports that Max Planck and Nature have struck a deal for affiliated authors to publish papers that are accessible to the public as well as access Nature-branded journals.

In PNAS this week: genomic analysis of ancient animals from Tibet, oncoproteins tied to WEE1 kinase enzyme inhibitor response, and more.

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