NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Californian startup Two Pore Guys said today that it has received a $2.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a sensitive, low-cost molecular diagnostic assay for tuberculosis.

As part of the 18-month grant, the firm will use its solid-state nanopore technology to provide a simple, sensitive, and low-cost point-of-care device that it said would be compatible with automated, wireless reporting for resource-poor areas.

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In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

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This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.