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Akadeum's microbubble technology and NanoCellect's Wolf cell-sorting platform will be integrated for high-quality single-cell sequencing of rare cell types. 

More groups are now using CTC capture methods alongside circulating tumor DNA tools to distinguish themselves from the crowded ctDNA detection space.

The firm did an initial close of its Series A financing round and will pursue additional investments during Q1 2020 when the round is anticipated to close.

Research groups and companies are developing and applying tools to enrich for and capture CTCs to diagnose tumors early and monitor patients during treatment.

The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.