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News items for the week of March 30, 2020.

The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics is tracking commercial coronavirus diagnostics development project, with the goal of guiding procurement.

Bitesize Bio gives some ideas for activities home-bound researchers could take on.

News items for the week of March 16, 2020. 

The groups combined their circulating tumor cell collection and detection platforms to find higher cell numbers in metastatic breast, lung, and melanoma cancer patients. 

Ars Technica reports that a multicellular eukaryotic parasite has lost its mitochondria.

News items for the week of Feb. 24, 2020. 

In PLOS this week: signs of selection on microRNA targets, HPV sequences as markers of cervical cancer, and more.

The court dismissed BGI's counterclaim against Illumina for willful infringement of its patent but allowed the claim for induced infringement to proceed.

In Nature this week: new study of the Wuhan coronavirus suggests bats as the source of the outbreak, bioinformatic approach to identify cancer driver genes, and more.

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A German shepherd called Nala has had her genome sequenced.

A coronavirus serology test garners Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration, but the Los Angeles Times asks: how will tests like that be used?

Certain gene variants in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle may keep brains young, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: increased CD8 T cell density and increased IFN-gamma response may indicate metastatic prostate cancer patients who will respond to immune checkpoint blockade therapy.