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.
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.
Organizations are pursuing various approaches to control mosquitos harboring dengue and Zika viruses, Technology Review reports.
Researchers at Smith College used NGS and a Galaxy-based software called RepeatExplorer to design improved assays for soil-transmitted helminths.
Affymetrix has created a new custom genotyping array for the project, which aims to increase rice production for small farms in Africa and Asia.
The company is currently in discussions with several investor groups and plans to use the funds to expand the reach of the test and prepare for FDA submission.
Intended for diagnosing active pulmonary tuberculosis, the test will use Cere's Nanotrap reagents for enriching target analytes for downstream analysis.
Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.
Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.
The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.
In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.