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Cepheid noted that the cartridge is not currently part of its five-year commercial plan, but the firm is in discussions with outside parties to push development forward.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, scanning electron micrograph

Sequencing on post-mortem samples from individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV revealed diversification and spread of the TB pathogen in the body.

Synlab, a European lab services provider, found the test performed well on samples with low bacterial load and non-respiratory samples.

Translational scientist Jacqueline Achkar of Albert Einstein Medical College will lead several collaborations to build a point-of-care diagnostic platform.

In PNAS this week: bottleneck sequencing system, dromedary camel coronaviruses, and more.

The partnership is part of a broader agreement between Genome BC and Genomics England to share data and tools around cancer and rare and infectious diseases.

In PLOS this week: statistical method for prioritizing candidate genes, apple chorotic leaf spot virus sequence, and more.

New research shows early man's use of fire may have triggered mutations that contributed to human evolution.

Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics' one-step reagent for sample collection and transport enhanced M. tuberculosis detection on the Xpert MTB/RIF assay.

In PLOS this week: genetic characterization of lager yeast, phylogenetic study of Rickettsia africae, and more.

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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.

 

University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.