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The pace of development for CRISPR-based infectious disease assays increased as the pandemic progressed, more funding became available, and collaboration accelerated. 

Early trial data of a Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline SARS-CoV-2 vaccine indicates an insufficient immune response among older participants, according to Reuters.

The consortium aims to harmonize the use of homologous recombination deficiency as a biomarker to guide certain treatment types in cancer patients.

Led by a group of 10 biopharmaceutical firms, the project will use Olink's proteomic technology to look at participants' plasma levels of roughly 1,500 proteins.

In a non-exclusive deal, GlaxoSmithKline will use Adaptive Biotechnology's NGS-based ClonoSeq test to assess MRD across its hematology portfolio.

More than 198,000 LOF variants turned up in exome sequences from 49,960 UK Biobank participants, including variants with potential ties to human traits.

At its annual GPU conference this week, Nvidia said it is teaming with Oxford Nanopore, GSK, AstraZeneca, and PetaGene to advance bioinformatics and drug discovery.

Caspr's assay can be transported at room temperature and performed without complex external equipment, making it ideal for low-resource environments.

In a study published last month, Mammoth demonstrated the technology's sensitivity, specificity, and speed compared to PCR-based COVID-19 testing.

The drugmaker will promote Zejula without a biomarker as a first-line maintenance option, and Myriad will highlight that patients with HRD are most likely to benefit.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.