NEW YORK, May 15 - Abbott Laboratories has penned a worldwide marketing and distribution agreement with German-based Artus for what is believed to be the first commercial PCR-based test to detect a form of the coronavirus linked to SARS.

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In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

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