swine flu Influenza A Virus With 'Pre-Pandemic Potential' Pinpointed in European Pig Surveillance Study By screening swine samples at thousands of European farms, researchers saw reassorted versions of the 2009 H1N1 swine flu virus that may be able to dodge human immunity. More to Do The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents. Study Detects Vaccine Response Signatures that Differ with Age, Adverse Events A study using adjuvanted swine flu vaccine revealed age-related differences in early response and an adverse event-related expression signature. No More Stuffy Noses or Hacking Coughs Two recent papers published in Science and Nature Medicine describe work that may result in a universal vaccine for the flu. Dx Focus Jul 14, 2011: Clinical and Regulatory PCR and Nucleic Acid Testing News Premium Life Tech gets USDA approval for swine flu PCR test. Aug 7, 2009 CDC Researchers Find Low Sensitivity for Rapid Flu Tests, Urge Use of rRT-PCR May 5, 2009 Array Companies Upgrade H1N1 Flu Chips Despite Uncertain Market Opportunity Premium May 4, 2009 Sequenom Shares Hammered, Affy's Shares Continue Rebound in April Apr 29, 2009 CDC Swine Flu Panel Test Running on Applied Biosystems Instruments Apr 28, 2009 FDA OKs Emergency Use of MDx Swine Flu Test; CDC Recommends MDx Testing Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.