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Two Stanford professors are turning to the online game EteRNA to develop a new way to diagnose tuberculosis.

In PLOS this week: founder mutation linked to some leukoencephalopathy cases, transcript and protein profiles of the kissing bug, and more.

A team in Spain used enhanced primer design, magnetic separation, and electrochemical detection to build a TB test as specific and sensitive as PCR. 

The firm is using CMOS technology to develop a rapid TB test and other infectious disease panels, and is also partnering with other companies to enable tests.

In Nature this week: researchers uncover 13 healthy people who harbor Mendelian disease mutations, new tree of life, and more.

Researchers discussed using WGS to predict antibacterial resistance, to inform influenza vaccine development, and to diagnose and build drug resistance profiles for tuberculosis.

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.

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US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.