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New Products: Ariosa's Harmony Test


Ariosa Diagnostics is now offering its noninvasive prenatal test for fetal aneuploidies, Harmony, in Mexico through a partnership with Advance Medical. Advance Medical has offices in Palo Alto, Calif.; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Mexico City. The firm partners with medical technology companies to help commercialize their products in Latin America.

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Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.