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Replacing nasopharyngeal swabs with saliva samples or nasal swabs could increase throughput and convenience, as well as relieve reagent and equipment shortages.

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LabCorp has received US Food and Drug Administration authorization for at-home sample collection for its COVID-19 test, 360Dx reports.

Among other projects, PacBio is working with LabCorp to sequence a large number of SARS-CoV-2 genomes from de-identified positive samples.

MicroGen Dx's Texas-based lab is the only commercial laboratory in the US offering sputum testing for SARS-CoV-2.

Illumina, LabCorp, and Providence healthcare will join the effort to collect COVID-19 patient samples in the US for immune cell receptor sequencing.

Hologic and LabCorp became the third and fourth commercial test makers to receive EUA designation for  assays to detect the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

In announcing a national emergency on Friday, Trump paraded out executives from the private sector as the administration tries to increase testing capacity

LabCorp's test is being made available pursuant to FDA guidance that allows high-complexity, CLIA-certified labs to perform their own tests for SARS-CoV-2.

ZPredicta's platform is designed to integrate organ-specific cellular and extracellular elements into 3D culture models for in vitro cancer drug testing.

LabCorp will be the exclusive provider of the test, which uses next-generation sequencing to look for actionable mutations cell-free DNA in NSCLC patients.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.