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Axxam said it will use the CRISPR technology to support the development of customized cell-based assays for targets and molecular pathways of interest.

The company is also participating in a study, being conducted at Hannover Medical School, investigating the genetics of susceptibility to COVID-19.

The test is designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimens from individuals suspected of having COVID-19.

The firm had been in stealth mode, but hopes to now attract partners to further commercialize its system for decentralized testing.

A two-stage, case-control genetic association study has implicated rare variants in the PTGIS gene in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension susceptibility.

Under the guidance, only the laboratory that developed the test can perform it if the lab is CLIA-certified to perform high-complexity tests.

Bringing testing closer to patients could be helpful, provided enough tests and instruments can be manufactured and distributed.

The partners will launch Zymo's DreamPrep NAP workstation to streamline DNA/RNA extraction for high-complexity testing labs running COVID-19 assays.  

Under the EUA, the lab is authorized to detect SARS-CoV-2 in specimens collected from individuals suspected of having COVID-19 by their healthcare provider.

GenomeWeb asked a number of prominent researchers in the field via email about their top picks for notable developments or achievements in genomics during the 2010s.

Color is opening a lab dedicated to SARS-CoV-2 testing and adapting its software infrastructure to enable physicians to order tests and return results.

The NeuMoDx SARS-CoV-2 Test Strip can run on the firm's fully-automated mid- or high-throughput instruments.

The panel can detect and differentiate SARS-CoV-2 and 20 other pathogens known to cause serious respiratory disease from nasopharyngeal swabs in symptomatic patients.

Using data for more than half a million individuals, researchers identified 449 refractive area-related loci, including 336 sites not linked to the eye condition in the past.

The firm delayed reporting final results due to questions of accounting irregularities but found no misconduct and made no changes to its preliminary results.

The company said the kit can provide results within 90 minutes, with sensitivity and specificity of detection reaching the level of traditional PCR methods.

Droplet digital PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 can potentially detect the very low viral loads seen in asymptomatic and convalescent cases.

The ID Now COVID-19 test is the second assay from the company to receive EUA from the FDA, following the same designation issued to the Abbott RealTime SARS CoV-2.

The approach, called Lung-CLiP, couples machine learning trained on epigenetic and clonal frequency data with the detection of alterations in blood-borne DNA.

The NxTag CoV Extended Panel is a multiplex PCR test that uses the company's bead-based NxTag technology to detect coronavirus in nasopharyngeal swab specimens.

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Los Angeles brought and settled a civil enforcement action against the makers of an at-home test for SARS-CoV-2, NPR reports. 

The Guardian reports that Cancer Research UK is cutting its research funding by £44 million.

Technology Review examines factors affecting SARS-CoV-2 testing turnaround times.

In PNAS this week: mapping of ancient human migrations in Europe, recurrent gene fusion in breast cancer, and more.