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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.

Q-POC

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.

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Russia says its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has a very high efficacy rate in an initial analysis of clinical trial data, according to the Financial Times.

Wired reports on a microbial analysis of sketches drawn by Leonardo DaVinci.

A new survey explores coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among Black and Latino individuals, the Washington Post reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: the Aging Atlas database, a database of human metagenome-related metadata, and more.