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News on automation and liquid handling systems for diagnostic labs.

The companies are validating the Genedrive 96 Sars-CoV-2 kit using saliva samples extracted with Beckman Coulter's RNAdvance viral extraction chemistry

Single-cell analysis, next-generation sequencing, and synthetic DNA have all been crucial to efforts to find antibodies that could neutralize SARS-CoV-2.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm also said it tacked on $3 million to its Series B financing round for a total of $30 million.

The Shenzhen Mammoth Public Welfare Foundation, which BGI sponsors, has also raised funding to purchase PCR and automate sample preparation instruments.

Due out in December, the Magnis automated library prep instrument is meant to be an affordable and easy way for researchers to use Agilent's SureSelect kits.

Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.

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Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) continues to expand globally to support maternal-fetal patient care.