Gates Foundation Supports 'Fast Track'
Development of Proteome Systems' TB Diagnostic

The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said that it has signed a letter of intent with Australian biotech Proteome Systems to "fast track" the development of a rapid antigen-based diagnostic test for active tuberculosis.

FIND announced the collaboration this week at BIO 2005 in Philadelphia.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

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