Beckman Coulter Genedrive Inks Distribution Agreement With Beckman Coulter for SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests Under the agreement, Beckman Coulter will sell and distribute Genedrive's high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 test in the US and Europe. Danaher Q4 Revenues up 39 Percent The company's life sciences revenues grew 76 percent, while diagnostics revenues increased 24 percent. People in the News: New Appointments at Fluidigm, Danaher, Guardant Health Danaher Q3 Revenues Up 35 Percent The revenue increase was driven by significant growth in the conglomerate's life sciences segment. HHS Invests $6.5M in Aegis Sciences, Sonic Healthcare USA to Expand Coronavirus Testing Capacity The commercial labs will also receive testing equipment from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and Thermo Fisher Scientific including RT-PCR instrumentation. Breaking News Cytosine Base Editor Enables Genome-Wide Genetic Function Screening G42 Healthcare, Seegene to Offer Mobile Molecular Diagnostic Labs in Middle East, North Africa JP Morgan, Cowen Initiate Coverage of Singular Genomics Systems Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Danaher, Becton Dickinson, 23andMe, and More Berry Oncology, Alibaba Health Partner to Offer Early Cancer Screening, Health Services Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.