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While new ways to carry out pool testing for SARS-CoV-2 abound, questions remain about sensitivity issues and the regulation of such tests.

Using array-based genotyping profiles for COVID-19 cases and controls, researchers identified loci on chromosomes 3 and 9 that are linked to cases with respiratory failure.

The timing of the divergence of the Measles morbillivirus and Rinderpest morbillivirus lineages traces to about when human populations began to live in cities.

The move is intended to increase testing for COVID-19 and may help conserve resources, which were a major problem during the height of the pandemic.

The launch of the company's Prism system earlier this month should support the development of an accompanying menu of tests to serve diverse users.

The Rida Gene SARS-CoV-2 test runs on the Roche LightCycler 480II and is intended for use in hospital, reference, private, and state laboratories.

Applied BioCode's test may be performed by any CLIA-certified lab, while Kaiser Permanente's and Emory's must be run at their developers' labs.

In April the firm received notice that it wasn't in compliance because its common stock didn't maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 for 30 consecutive business days.

The company is providing DNA/RNA extraction kits, viral RNA isolation platforms, workstations, and kits for detecting nucleic acids from the coronavirus to the lab.

The effort aims to screen for SARS-CoV-2 in the San Diego community and study the virus' genome to better understand how it is transmitted.

Todos said that it aims to develop an at-home 3C protease-based kit that uses a cell-phone camera and software for data analysis to test for the coronavirus.

The firm expects to validate its test as a triage tool to identify SARS-CoV-2 patients at risk of sepsis and pursue US FDA Emergency Use Authorization.

Yourgene will provide molecular COVID-19 testing to corporate clients of Caxton, who will obtain their results through Hooha Innovations' Prova app.

Roche will have non-exclusive access to SpeeDx's existing tests and technology to enable expansion of diagnostic products for antibiotic resistance in STIs.

In the study, called Coronagenes, the team aims to identify genes that influence the risk of developing COVID-19 and affect disease severity.

The PCR test detects HIV-1 RNA on the NeuMoDx 96/288 Molecular Systems and joins the company's other bloodborne viral tests for hepatitis B and C.

The disease occurs when cytomegalovirus infection is passed from a mother to an unborn child and can lead to severe and potentially fatal outcomes.

The PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in various respiratory specimens including nasopharyngeal swabs.

Cue Health's test is authorized for use at the point of care, while Tide and TBG's PCR-based tests are performed by CLIA-certified laboratories.

Clinicians at Addenbrooke's Hospital in the UK are seeing reduced time to result and additional clinical benefits from using the DRW SAMBA II SARS-CoV-2 assay.

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The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.