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The funding will be used to further develop a 20-minute tuberculosis detection assay and drug susceptibility test using the firm's handheld Q-POC microfluidic PCR system.

In PNAS this week: effect of structural variants on gene expression in cancer, Mycobacterium tuberculosis population genomics study, and more.

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.

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In a cartoon, Vox explores the lack of women among this year's winners of the Nobel Prize.

Science reports a new US defense bill would establish two groups aimed at combating foreign influence on research. 

Nature Biotechnology discusses promising early results from two clinical trials of CRISPR-based therapy for β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.