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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.

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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.

The Frederick, Maryland-based firm has received regulatory clearance for a multiplexed array-based assay after more than 15 years in development.

In PLOS this week: genes and pathways linked to multiple sclerosis, Salmonella enterica diversity in reptiles, and more.

Roche said that the test aids clinicians in accelerating tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment by detecting resistance to the antibiotics rifampicin and isoniazid.

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ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.