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The companies will use their respective technologies and expertise to identify multi-gene biomarkers that can be used in cancer drug discovery.

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Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

The partners will develop a test to identify women most likely to benefit from VGX-3100, Inovio's immunotherapy to treat HPV-associated advanced cervical dysplasia.

The firm guided for 2021 revenue growth of between 5 percent and 8 percent, citing "a persistently uncertain business environment."

RenalytixAI will provide financial support to the University of Utah in the form of sponsored research into kidney disease progression, treatment, and biomarkers.

Francis deSouza, the CEO of Illumina, calls for a global SARS-CoV-2 genomics surveillance network, according to the Financial Times.

The Paris-based company plans to use the nucleic acid modification technology to synthesize qPCR probes for use in diagnostics, among other biomolecules.

Under the Ge-Med project, University Hospital Tübingen will offer diagnostic whole-genome sequencing for all genetic indications and will include PRS in its reporting.

Genomenon will integrate its AI-driven Mastermind search engine into the BC|Genome and BC|Insight platforms. 

With the help of ancient and modern DNA samples, the researchers found some overlap between the spread of genetic ancestry and languages in East Asia.

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According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.