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The test, which is used to screen for cervical cancer, was previously approved by the agency for use with the Cobas 4800 system.

Profiling microbial communities in cervicovaginal samples from women carrying high-risk HPV strains, researchers found possible markers of pre-cancer progression.

In PLOS this week: signs of selection on microRNA targets, HPV sequences as markers of cervical cancer, and more.

The system showed good performance for cervical samples as well as orophyrengeal samples, and required no extraction step.

The flow cytometry-based assays were developed by Menlo Park, California-based IncellDx to run on Beckman Coulter instrumentation.

The assay, which received premarket approval last year, detects 14 high-risk HPV types and individually identifies and reports HPV genotypes 16, 18, and 45.

Exome sequences from dozens of cervical cancer tumor or primary cell line samples revealed recurrent alterations affecting ERBB2/HER2 and PIK3CA pathways.

The new test uses the number of sequencing reads at specific early and late HPV transcripts as a biomarker for high-grade cytology.

The system has been evaluated by researchers studying cervical cancer prevention as well as other HPV-related cancers, with positive feedback so far.

The Singapore-based company will debut a system at AACC that performs real-time PCR flu A/B testing in less than 20 minutes for the cost of a lateral flow test. 

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New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.