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The alliance, led by Singapore-based startup Proteona, also includes several organizations from that city state as well as German research institutes.

Extension Call

Master's and doctoral students in the UK call on funding groups to extend their grants for the duration of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Guardian reports.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is putting $25 million toward COVID-19 treatment research, according to the Verge.

In Science this week: researchers engineer version of Cas9 that is nearly PAM-less, and more.

FIND will use the funding to support the development of rapid tests, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

University of Oxford researchers said they are weeks away from completing clinical validation of a coronavirus molecular test based on RT-LAMP technology.

Profiling microbial communities in cervicovaginal samples from women carrying high-risk HPV strains, researchers found possible markers of pre-cancer progression.

Alterations that arise that have high fitness are also associated with an increased risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia.

Investigators worldwide are sharing data to search for features in the human genome that might contribute to COVID-19 susceptibility or progression.

The test, which uses an Applied Bioystems TaqPath assay and real-time PCR technology, detects nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Retraction Watch writes that a cancer researcher has had an eighth paper retracted.

Computational biologist James Taylor has died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is starting to test people for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, according to the New York Times.

In PLOS this week: features of tumor-infiltrating immune cells, regulatory effects of SNPs associated with prostate cancer risk, and more.