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TB diagnosis from the Dark Ages to fluorescence

Effective treatment and eradication of tuberculosis requires highly sensitive and specific, easy-to-use detection methods. New advances in molecular tools and technology are driving improved tuberculosis diagnostics, including ways to rapidly identify highly drug-resistant infections.

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Fig. 1: Detecting drug resistance with the GeneXpert 2.0.

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Rubin, E.J. TB diagnosis from the Dark Ages to fluorescence. Nat Microbiol 3, 268–269 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-018-0118-6

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