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NuGen Technologies Gets ISO Certification

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NuGen Technologies announced today that it has received ISO 13485:2003 medical device certification for its products.
 
The San Carlos, Calif.-based firm said that it had received the certification from TUV SUD, an engineering services firm that provides international safety testing and certification services.
 
NuGen makes rapid, high-throughput nucleic acid amplification and labeling systems used for discovering biomarkers.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.