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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen today said it has joined a global initiative to develop affordable and portable molecular diagnostics for resource-poor regions of the world.

By Adam Bonislawski
Scientists at the Forsyth Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and biomarker firm Quanterix announced this week a collaboration to evaluate protein biomarkers for tuberculosis.

This article has been updated to clarify that the Forsyth Institute was the recipient of the Gates Foundation grant.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

By Ben Butkus
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada last week announced $31.5 million in new funding to support the development of point-of-care diagnostic technologies for the developing world.

The funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will support genomic selection studies of maize and wheat and support an international collaboration.

The BBSRC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and India will fund a grant program to develop technologies for improving food sustainability in the developing world.

The Infectious Disease Research Institute will use the grant to use "chemical genomics" medium- and high-throughput screening approaches to identify candidate targets against tuberculosis.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.