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.
The Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have joined the open-access initiative Plan S, according to ScienceInsider.
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.
New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.
Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."
In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.