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Investigators used gene panel sequence data to look at rare de novo variant frequencies in potential risk genes for neurodevelopmental disorders with epilepsy.

The company's assay relies on a set of 15 methylation and microRNA markers to determine whether a woman has breast cancer.

As part of the collaboration, B. Braun China founded a subsidiary, called B. Braun Precision Medicine Technology (BBPM), that opened in Shanghai in May.

The German company validated the panel, which focuses on actionable results, in a 300-participant clinical study in collaboration with Robert-Bosch-Hospital in Stuttgart.

With the new certification in hand, the company plans to expand its business in the US through its Pennsylvania-based subsidiary, B. Braun CeGaT.

The money will support efforts by the company to develop liquid biopsy methods that can serve patients that its current tissue-based testing does not.

Revisions to the reimbursement catalog went into effect July 1, but stakeholders are quarreling about a pre-authorization requirement in court.

Over the last half year, CeGaT lowered turnaround times and prices for its assays, and its lab recently passed CAP inspection.

A medical genetics practice's lawsuit against a government insurance administrator points to continued uncertainty about reimbursement for NGS testing in Germany.

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According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.