Next-gen sequencing approach to identify diseases from bone samples

A new technology that uses a next-gen sequencing approach, including hybridization capture technology, to analyze gene sequences within seconds to identify diseases accurately. Scientists used the technique to identify tuberculosis (TB) genes in a 19th century female skeleton found in a crypt in Leeds.

How this technology will help?

  • It will help in understanding how the disease has evolved over time.
  • It will help improve treatments and vaccines.

Peugeot Citroen to get €7-billion bailout

France will provide carmaker Peugeot Citroen, a €7 imagebillion ($9.1 billion) bailout package.

Why this move?

The government in France wants to rein in rising unemployment. In return of this rescue package the government is expected to demand a reduction in layoffs. The car-making sector is also critical to the French economy.