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A prospective metagenomic sequencing study searched for viral changes in children who developed islet autoimmunity or type 1 diabetes, revealing coxsackievirus ties to autoimmunity.

The firm is now consulting with experts to evaluate detection of enteroviruses and rhinoviruses in respiratory specimens for its next-generation ePlex system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — As a rare strain of enterovirus continues to sicken children nationwide, the US Centers for Disease Control announced this week it has developed an enterovirus 68-specific PCR test for surveillance.

Akonni will use the grant to develop a closed amplicon RT-PCR microarray for detecting enterovirus, herpes viruses, and West Nile virus in cerebral spinal fluid.

In addition, Argene will provide BioMérieux with a portfolio of molecular tests for diagnosing infectious diseases in transplant and other immunocompromised patients.

The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.