NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A group led by researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London and the University of Leicester has developed a host gene signature that distinguishes patients with active tuberculosis from individuals with latent TB, viral, or bacterial infections.

The team has partnered with BioMérieux and French research institute Bioaster to develop a commercial diagnostic assay on BioMérieux's BioFire FilmArray platform based on the 20-gene biosignature.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

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