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An international research team has mined tuberculosis whole-genome datasets to identify new mechanisms of resistance to highly toxic drugs. 

The study describes an RNA expression signature unique to people who are likely to develop an active TB infection, which could help prevent it. 

In PLOS this week: sites in dog genome under selection during early domestication, tuberculosis transmission patterns, and more.

A genome-wide association study of HIV-infected individuals in Uganda and Tanzania led to a chromosome 5 locus that may protect against active TB infection.

Researchers used existing expression data for thousands of individuals, including those with active and latent TB, to find a three-gene signature for active infection.

In PLOS this week: researchers explore the transfer of host genetic material into viruses, and more.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: methylation patterns in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, statistical approach to uncover alternative splicing patterns, and more.

The Collaborative African Genomics Network recently finished its second year of grant funding, hitting many of its milestones, and is already digging into the work for their third year.

The firm signed a memorandum of understanding with the agency and is expected to detail the terms of the cooperation in a subsequent collaborative agreement.

Researchers in the UK have developed a faster way to gauge antibiotic resistance from bacterial genomes.

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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.