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This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to three researchers for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, Reuters reports.

Qiagen has benefited from unexpected tailwinds due to COVID-19 testing and envisions post-pandemic growth with recently acquired NeuMoDx as a key contributor.

Researchers in the UK are building a database of dog DNA to uncover inherited disease among dog breeds with low numbers, Wired UK reports.

In PLOS this week: Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquito population genomics, strategies to profile hepatitis viruses, and more.

The PCR test detects HIV-1 RNA on the NeuMoDx 96/288 Molecular Systems and joins the company's other bloodborne viral tests for hepatitis B and C.

The test will be included in the World Health Organizations list of prequalified in vitro diagnostics and UN agencies will be able to procure it.

According to New Scientist, the transatlantic slave trade may have introduced diseases like yaws and hepatitis B to the Americas.

The test is the second infectious disease assay from Bioneer to be CE marked, and the South Korean company has a third test in the pipeline.

The assay is based on the company's AmpiProbe technology, which uses fluorescent reporter-labeled primers and quencher-labeled primers to amplify DNA.

In PLOS this week: reference bias effects in ancient genomics, tsetse fly genetic diversity, and more.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.