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Progenika Gets CAP Accreditation for Lab

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Progenika this week said that its CLIA laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

The Medford, Mass.-based firm provides blood group genotyping services to blood banks and hospitals in the US and Canada.

It also provides genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolemia. The firm said this test also is used by pharmaceutical firms in developing cholesterol-lowering drugs.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.