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The diagnostics are capable of detecting fewer than two parasites per microliter of blood and would cost an estimated $.61 per test.

Two new papers have identified thousands of genetic loci with ties to more than two-dozen blood cell traits in individuals from up to five ancestry groups.

The study, which sequenced the genomes of 50 Nilo-Saharan speakers, also uncovered signs of selective sweeps that could represent environmental adaptations.

The researchers found that changes in histone modification at HPV integration events were correlated with upregulation of nearby genes and endogenous retroviruses.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.

The authors from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center aim to implement exome sequencing as a routine clinical test for male infertility patients.

Caspr's assay can be transported at room temperature and performed without complex external equipment, making it ideal for low-resource environments.

In PLOS this week: method to detect SARS-CoV-2 directly from swabs, gene expression patterns in Kaposi's sarcoma, and more.

In PLOS this week: Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquito population genomics, strategies to profile hepatitis viruses, and more.

The firm launched a CE-IVD marked test for extremely drug-resistant TB and expects to incorporate the multiplexing technology in other assays.

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

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

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

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