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FDA to Review Roche RT-PCR Dx for HIV, Hepatitis in Donated Blood and Plasma

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US Food and Drug Administration will review a Roche Diagnostics test designed to diagnose HIV and hepatitis infections in donated blood and plasma, Roche said Wednesday.
 
The cobas TaqScreen MPX test is a real-time PCR-based single-multiplex assay that if approved would be used to detect HIV types 1 and 2 and hepatitis viruses C and B.
 
The tests would function on Roche’s cobas s 201 platform.

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Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more