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Mycobacterium tuberculosis, scanning electron micrograph

Sequencing on post-mortem samples from individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV revealed diversification and spread of the TB pathogen in the body.

In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.

The researchers developed a sample prep technique similar to those used to study ancient DNA to amplify and sequence HIV genomes from archival patient samples.

The test enables donor screening laboratories to use PCR-based diagnostic technology to screen donated blood and plasma.

A modified version of a commercially available magnetic bead cell sorting instrument from Miltenyi Biotec could be deployed to areas without cGMP facilities.

Professional, molecular, and tissue diagnostics sales continued to grow during the first three quarters, while diabetes care sales remained in decline.

The agency is seeking grant applications for projects using genomics to study HIV/AIDS drug responses and comorbidities.

Translational scientist Jacqueline Achkar of Albert Einstein Medical College will lead several collaborations to build a point-of-care diagnostic platform.

In counting defective proviruses, approaches for estimating the size of HIV patients' virus reservoirs are throwing off estimates of treatment effectiveness.

Researchers uncovered differences in diversity and composition in the microbiomes of infants exposed to HIV, as compared to unexposed infants.

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A UK woman is suing three National Health Service Trusts for not telling her about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, the BBC reports.

LiveScience reports that a novel mutation in the LPL gene was uncovered in three siblings with very high triglyceride levels.

The president of Nankai University is embroiled in a data manipulation scandal, the South China Morning Post reports.

In PNAS this week: cytotoxic CD4 T cell signature in supercentenarians, evolutionary history of beetles, and more.