Agios Agios Pharmaceuticals, PerkinElmer Partner on Hereditary Anemia Genetic Testing Program The next-generation sequencing-based panel comprises more than 50 genes and disorders known to cause hereditary anemias, such as pyruvate kinase deficiency. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agios Pharmaceuticals to Codevelop Glioma Companion Diagnostic Thermo will develop a test using its Oncomine Precision Assay to identify IDH1- and IDH2-positive low-grade glioma patients for treatment with Agios' vorasidenib. FDA Approves Abbott CDx, Agios Drug for AML Patients With IDH1 Mutation This drug is the first FDA-approved IDH1 inhibitor and will be used to treat adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia. Thermo Fisher, Agios Pharmaceuticals Strike CDx Partnership The companies will work together on a next-generation sequencing-based companion diagnostic for Agios' investigational cancer drug ivosidenib. Abbott Inks CDx Development, Commercialization Deals With Celgene, Agios Abbott's PCR instrument will help the biopharma companies identify isocitrate dehydrogenase mutations in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.