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

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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.

Three philanthropies have teamed up on a new program to support early career researchers in the biomedical sciences.

Cepheid is now considering adapting TB tests in development to cover the mutations, an executive told GenomeWeb.

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.