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The partners aim to sequence thousands of tuberculosis bacteria isolates as part of a broader effort to develop personalized treatments for the disease.

The Alabama-based firm has grown its infectious disease testing menu for the BD Max system to six CE-marked tests identifying bacteria, viruses, or fungi.

The company has also developed software that will enable automated melt curve analysis on Cepheid's existing GeneXpert platforms.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed 169 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from people with and without HIV infections.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: isomiR-based cancer classifier, map of VjbR binding in Brucella, and more.

In PLOS this week: mitochondrial mutation linked to tubulointerstitial kidney disease, asthma protection variant, and more.

The research team evaluated the Illumina MiSeq and Ion PGM sequencing platforms, as well as the bioinformatics pipelines TBProfiler and Mykrobe predictor.

In PLOS this week: genetic evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, mutation rate variation patterns in people, and more.

The evidence-based guidelines for testing individuals at risk of latent or active TB infection include recommendations on interferon-gamma release and molecular assays.

The company has identified markers of latent disease that it is now investigating to see if they could be useful for predicting progression to active infection.

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Forensic genetic firm Verogen has bought the genetic genealogy site GEDmatch.

Researchers have 3D-printed plastic bunnies that encase the information needed to make more such bunnies in DNA, according to Discover magazine.

Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor and executive producer of a new documentary, writes at the Guardian that everyone needs to know about CRISPR.

In PNAS this week: analysis of FOXA1 upregulation in ER-positive breast cancer, gene editing to correct recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and more.