ATLANTA (GenomeWeb) – The bacterium that causes tuberculosis has an intertwined relationship with humans, according to new sequencing studies.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an obligate human pathogen that must cause disease in order to be transmitted. Furthermore, its evolution is tied up with that of people since only humans transmit it, the University of Wisconsin's Caitlin Pepperell said at the ASM Microbe 2018 meeting here.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

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