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In PLOS One, an international team led by investigators at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School describe a strategy to help find drug resistance in the tuberculosis (TB) pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The sequencing-based assay involves extracting DNA from Acid Fast Bacilli smears, followed by PCR amplification and sequencing of several M. tuberculosis gene segments, the team says.

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