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Public sector programs in some low- and middle-income countries will obtain access to Hologic's Panther system through a single, all-inclusive pricing structure.

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.

Cepheid said today that it has signed the first in a series of agreements with various government agencies and non-profit organizations to buy down the price of Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF test in a bid to drive widespread adoption of the assay in the developing world.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid announced the first agreement to buy down the price of the Xpert MTB/RIF test in order to drive adoption of the technology in resource-poor areas of the world with multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Global non-profit health advocacy organization Unitaid said today that its board has approved $30 million in funding to increase access to Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic test for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis in resource-poor areas of the world.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Global non-profit health advocacy organization Unitaid said today that its board has approved $30 million in funding to increase access to Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic test for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis in resource-poor areas of the world.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.