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In an editorial at BMJ Opinion, two genetic counselors call for an increased focus on post-test patient care.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of malaria parasites in Ethiopia, loci linked to childhood BMI, and more.

DNA Genotek's devices are used with SARS-CoV-2 tests from Clinical Reference Laboratory and P23 Labs, while Clinical Enterprises' kit is offered by Eurofins.

The updated elPrep 5 sequencing processing platform is said to run 8 to 16 times faster than GATK while producing similar results, thanks to parallel computing and new algorithms.

The new plate-based protocol developed at the Karolinska Institute combines low-coverage WGS and SMART-Seq2 transcriptomics for single-cells.

New Scientist reports that a new genetic analysis suggests some saber-toothed cats may have lived in packs and been fast runners.

New OA Model

PLOS is piloting a new model under which research institutions pay a flat fee for its researchers to publish in its journals, Science reports.

The study compared SARS-CoV-2 to SARS-CoV-1 and MERS to find viral commonalities, and combined the analyses with real-world clinical data to suggest treatments.

The aggressive subtype, uncovered by a team of researchers in Germany, may also be susceptible to targeted therapy that blocks interferon signaling.

Myriad Genetics' EndoPredict, Agendia's MammaPrint (distributed in Germany by PathoNext), and Veracyte's Prosigna will now be covered by public insurance.

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Bloomberg reports the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent Orig3n a letter saying it has not corrected lab issues uncovered in an earlier inspection.

In an editorial at BMJ Opinion, two genetic counselors call for an increased focus on post-test patient care.

A new survey finds people in the US are getting their COVID-19 test results back faster, but not fast enough to help some viral control measures, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of malaria parasites in Ethiopia, loci linked to childhood BMI, and more.