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Mycobacterium tuberculosis

In PLOS this week: sequencing-based way to uncover drug resistance in tuberculosis bacteria, genetic population structure of mosquito vectors, and more.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from Colombia, inflammatory response signatures in cancer, and more.

Clinical investigators have used Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics' qPCR approach in a study to detect M. tuberculosis DNA in the mouths of people at high risk for subclinical TB.

The clearance covers tests made by the firm's joint venture for manufacturing, CoSara Diagnostics, in its facility in Ranoli, India.

In PNAS this week: analysis of extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain, regulation of obesity-linked gene, and more.

In a study published this week, researchers presented a Simoa-based assay for tuberculosis that could ultimately be packaged as a point-of-care test.

The company said its test is faster, more precise, and cheaper than the current gold standard Cepheid GeneXpert test.

A Few Days

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

UK researchers said they are developing a commercial test that could enable sensitive detection of tuberculosis DNA in blood and provide an option to broaden screening. 

In PNAS this week: role for exosomes in neuronal circuit development, tuberculosis pathogen enzymes, and more.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.