This week, IBM Research and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) said that they have signed a collaborative agreement to use computational tools developed by IBM to research new and improved treatment options for tuberculosis.

The partners are using IBM's analytics applications to analyze bacterial sequences and data from drug susceptibility tests to better understand the genomic mechanisms that lead to antibiotic resistance and to find new and more effective medicines and diagnostic approaches for the disease.

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The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.

In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.