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Health Canada Approves Seegene's Multiplex Respiratory Virus Tests

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Seegene said today that Health Canada has approved two of its multiplex diagnostic tests for respiratory infections.
 
Health Canada awarded Medical Device Licenses for the company’s PCR-based Seeplex RV5 Auto Capillary Electrophoresis Screening and RV12 Auto Capillary Electrophoresis Detection tests.
 
The Seeplex RV5 test detects influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus A/B, and screens for 11 viruses; while the RV12 test identifies 12 viruses individually.

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US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.