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The kit, which received EUA from the FDA in May, will be used to test clinical samples from patients at D-HH member hospitals.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Russia's announcement of a coronavirus vaccine approval was met with concern as safety testing has not yet been completed.

The US National Institutes of Health is urging clinical trial sponsors to add in years of missing data, according to Stat News.

Caris will sequence DNA and RNA for certain cancer patients and potentially help Merus enroll cancer patients with NRG1 fusions in the Phase I/II eNRGy trial for zenocutuzumab.

CNBC reports on some clinical trials' shift to being virtual in response to the pandemic.

NPR reports that the first person in the US to undergo a CRISPR-based treatment for sickle-cell disease continues to do well nearly a year after treatment.

Clinicians at Addenbrooke's Hospital in the UK are seeing reduced time to result and additional clinical benefits from using the DRW SAMBA II SARS-CoV-2 assay.

Two studies presented at ASCO's virtual annual meeting demonstrated the clinical utility of germline findings in guiding treatment decisions in cancer.

ArcherDx will develop sequencing-based circulating tumor DNA assays for use in AstraZeneca's recently launched Phase III MERMAID-1 trial of durvalumab (Imfinzi).

Flexible Trials

The Los Angeles Times writes that adaptive clinical trials may speed the search for COVID-19 treatments.

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The Washington Post writes that the approval in the US of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will be up to Peter Marks, a career official at the Food and Drug Administration.

According to ScienceInsider, the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is planning a study of racism in academic research.

NPR reports the US loan to Eastman Kodak to boost domestic pharmaceutical production is on pause following insider trading allegations.

In Cell this week: blood immune cell changes in COVID-19 patients and spatial transcriptomics in Alzheimer's disease.