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Of the total, $1 billion will be used to expand viral genome sequencing while the remainder will fund genomic epidemiology centers and new bioinformatics infrastructure.

The kits are designed for the self-collection of anterior nasal swab or saliva specimens by adults for use with SARS-CoV-2 tests.

For 2020, the company reported €128.4 million in revenues, including €89.3 million from COVID-19 testing, more than doubling its 2019 revenues of €48.8 million.

Clinical Enterprises received EUAs for two molecular tests, including one that uses self-collected nasal swab samples, while Qorvo's test detects viral antigens.

A group led by University of São Paulo researchers timed the lineage's emergence to mid-November and examined its transmissibility and immune evasion.

NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.