NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid said today that it is broadening its collaboration with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics to bring point-of-care tuberculosis diagnostics to all levels of the health system in low- and middle-income countries.

Specifically, the partners will evaluate the performance of Cepheid's new GeneXpert Omni system and Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra test, and assess the Omni's cloud-based connectivity. All resulting data from the evaluation will be made publicly available, Cepheid said.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.