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The partners aim to sequence thousands of tuberculosis bacteria isolates as part of a broader effort to develop personalized treatments for the disease.

The database of genotype, phenotype, and clinical data from multi-drug resistant TB cases may support improved diagnostic development and clinical decision making.

The data repository of tuberculosis drug susceptibility will spur diagnostic assay development; access will be open to partner firms in one year. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Certara said this week that it is working with the Critical Path Institute, C-Path, to create a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic model of the human lung using Certara's Simcyp Population-based simulator software that will be used to test new tuberculosis drugs.

Matthias Mann, director of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2012 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine and the 2012 Ernst Schering Prize for his work developing mass spectrometry procedures for protein analysis and methods for large-scale proteomics.

Life Technologies VP of Research and Development Manohar Furtado has been appointed to serve as an advisor on the National Biodefense Science Board, a federal advisory committee for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Led by the Critical Path Institute and Roche's Ventana Medical Systems, the project aims to fill a gap in the current biomarker pipeline, and will hopefully speed the progression of proposed biomarkers through the FDA's qualification pipeline, said a C-Path official.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.