Oxford Immunotec Oxford Immunotec Signs up Green Cross Medical Science to Market T-Cell SARS-CoV-2 Kit in South Korea Oxford Immunotec's T-SPOT Discovery SARS-CoV-2 kit adds a research test for measuring the T cell response to SARS-CoV-2 infection to GCMS' portfolio. PerkinElmer to Buy Oxford Immunotec for $591M The deal will enable PerkinElmer to grow its infectious disease testing portfolio to include latent tuberculosis detection, it said. UK Researchers Developing Blood-Based TB DNA Test, Eyeing Broader Screening Premium UK researchers said they are developing a commercial test that could enable sensitive detection of tuberculosis DNA in blood and provide an option to broaden screening. The Ticks and Mosquitoes Will Get You The CDC says that the number of people in the US who have been infected with diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites have more than tripled in recent years. Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.