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The firm also announced the appointment of new board members as it heads toward commercialization of a portable MDx platform.

An international team analyzed almost 6,500 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from around the world to find new and known resistance mutations.

The company's microchip-based technology will detect viral and bacterial genetic material using both isothermal amplification and electrochemical measurements.

By genotyping nearly 200 Mycobacterium bovis isolates, investigators saw signs of introductions of the pathogen, coupled with a long history in the region.

The portable device runs an isothermal amplification assay to detect genetic material from strains of tuberculosis in resource limited areas.  

The grant was awarded under a program designed to help small businesses transition NIH-funded projects into the commercialization stage.

The tuberculosis and antibiotic-resistance test had been marketed in India by Xcelris Labs under a 2012 agreement.

The consortium aims to identify tuberculosis protein targets and corresponding small molecule inhibitors that can be used to develop drugs to shorten therapy duration.

In a wide-ranging discussion, the two leaders touched upon vaccine development, infant mortality, US education, research funding, machine learning, and precision medicine.

In PNAS this week: innate immune interactions with TB bug, cytoplasmic microtubule organizing center-like structure, 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.