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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.
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.
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.
The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.
The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.
In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.