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The partners will use Microba's technologies to examine the link between the gut microbiome and Parkinson's disease in animal models and in patients.

News items for the week of Jan. 18, 2021.

The company said it had signed definitive agreements to sell $6.6 million of its American Depository Shares to undisclosed institutional investors.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pan-cancer atlas focus on miRNA biogenesis mutations, methylation analysis of pig skeletal muscles, and more.

Twin COVID-19 Studies

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.

The kit was jointly developed by Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and MiRxes.

The test has been authorized for use with individual respiratory specimens, as well as with pooled specimens containing up to five samples.

WHO Team Arrives

Investigators from the World Health Organization have arrived in China to look into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, NPR reports.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.