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The team evaluated BSTs from Norgen, Streck, Roche Diagnostics and PreAnalytix, and said Norgen's was the best in terms of genetic material storage.

The firms will use AbCellera's antibody discovery platform, which combines a variety of technologies including next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics.

The assay's CE marking permits its use for the early diagnosis of HIV-1 in infants and for measuring viral load and disease progression using dried blood spot samples.

As part of the agreement, LifeLabs will serve as an exclusive distributor for MDxHealth's non-invasive liquid biopsy prostate cancer assay In Canada.

Plan Protested

Researchers in Hungary are protesting a plan that would increase the government's influence on research funding, the Associated Press reports.

Investigators calculated that the new assay, which includes 67 SNPs, could offer a 50 percent improvement over previous methods if used in newborn screening.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: microRNAs influence cell type transitions in triple-negative breast cancers, oxidative DNA damage patterns in yeast, and more.

Starting Up Again

ScienceInsider reports that some risky flu studies that came to a halt a few years back may soon resume.

On Butterfly Wings

A genetic analysis finds that three genomic regions influence mate choice in two Heliconius butterfly species, as Smithsonian magazine reports.

In PNAS this week: blood plasma lipidome analysis of Ebola patients, genome organization of the malaria-causing parasite, and more.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.