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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.

As the life science industry left 2020 behind, it joined a new trend: going public through a mechanism that combines an IPO and merger in one transaction.

The company doesn’t expect significant revenue from the test this year, but executives said that they are already seeing positive reception trends.

The genomics company reported revenues of $20.2 million for the quarter, driven by growth in its pharmaceutical services business and other non-VA customers.

The company reported $112.4 million in revenues compared to $83.2 million in Q4 2019, beating the average Wall Street estimate of $106.6 million.

The cell analysis firm beat the consensus top line Wall Street estimates for Q4 and full-year 2020, but missed on the bottom line for the year.

GenMark said its ePlex molecular diagnostic product revenue for Q4 was $45.4 million, an increase of 138 percent over the fourth quarter of 2019.

The firm posted total software-related revenues of $18.6 million, up 1 percent from $18.4 million in Q4 2019.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.