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The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded the grant to Cepheid to develop the test.

GenomeWeb Daily News was provided incorrect information that the $5 million was in addition to the $29.4 million that Synlogic raised in July. The summer financing included the $5 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists at North Carolina State University will use a $12.4 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop genomic, genetic, and bioinformatics tools to improve sweet potato crops.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Somalogic said this week that it has received additional funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the development and validation of tuberculosis biomarker assays based on its Somamer technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have received a nearly $2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to identify biomarkers and develop a molecular diagnostic test for onchocerciasis, commonly called river blindness.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Alere said today that it has been awarded a grant of up to $21.6 million and debt financing of up to $20.6 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop a pair of point-of-care molecular testing platforms.

Quidel disclosed this week that it has been awarded a milestone-based grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the development, validation, and manufacture of a low-cost quantitative nucleic acid test to monitor HIV drug treatment.

Using array technology to improve agriculture in the developing world may not be as challenging as some might imagine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded seven grants to researchers to fund fund projects that identify and validate promising biomarkers for assessing gut function, health, and disease.

Chembio Diagnostics has published a study demonstrating the utility of its antibody-based Dual Path Platform point-of-care test for syphilis.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.