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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.

The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, this week announced it would provide $11 million in funding for as many as 150 Cepheid GeneXpert systems and 450,000 MTB/RIF test cartridges in 14 high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Burma.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cornell University has raked in $25.2 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom to lead an international team using genomic selection to improve cassava productivity, Cornell sai

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Partners in the UK, the US, and India have pooled together £16 million ($25.5 million) to back a number of international projects that seek to use genomic and genetic research efforts, engineering, and field trials to increase the yield in important crop plants that se

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.