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With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Biohub will help implement metagenomic sequencing for infectious disease projects in 10 countries.

The funding will be used to develop a platform to identify species and strains of bacteria that cannot be cultured or detected with standard methods.

The British molecular diagnostics firm recently completely a redesign of its point-of-care system, called Q-POC, and is planning to seek a CE-IVD mark for the device later this year.

The firm will use its solid-state nanopore technology to develop a point-of-care molecular diagnostic device to detect tuberculosis in low-resource areas. 

OA 'Muscle'

The Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have joined the open-access initiative Plan S, according to ScienceInsider.

Better Cows

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives funds toward livestock research, BBC News reports.

In a wide-ranging discussion, the two leaders touched upon vaccine development, infant mortality, US education, research funding, machine learning, and precision medicine.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.

OA Policy Clash

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

The award will support the development of diagnostics and analytical tools for childhood disease detection using tissue-based fluorescent in situ sequencing. 

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.