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Qualifying children will have free access to Invitae's Comprehensive Deafness Panel, which assesses multiple genes linked to syndromic and non-syndromic deafness.

In PNAS this week: ultrarare variants contribute to aging-related hearing loss, telomeres of cells infected with herpesvirus, and more.

Sequencing-based newborn screening could not identify all children with metabolic disorders or hearing loss, but could interrogate a larger number of conditions.

In PNAS this week: Zika virus mutation linked to increased transmission, variants associated with inherited hearing loss, and more.

A study of families from the Netherlands revealed a RIPOR2 deletion as a common cause for hearing loss, making it a unique target for gene therapy. 

In PLOS this week: CLCA2 expression linked to survival among African-American women with aggressive breast cancer, gene alterations linked to hearing loss, and more.

The pharmacogenetic test, which runs on a platform from British company Genedrive, will be tested in two neonatal intensive care units in Manchester and Liverpool.

The researchers conducted genome-wide association studies of individuals who reported hearing difficulties and those who used hearing aids.

The test is the cornerstone of a study involving roughly a thousand patients from two British neonatal centers that is set to commence this fall.

Last year, the firm saw 21 percent growth in reproductive health, 56 percent growth in oncology, and 49 percent growth in infectious disease testing.

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According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.