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Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control will use genomic analysis to identify the origins and spread of SARS-CoV-2, formerly known as 2019-nCoV.

The two organizations are collaborating to perform a standardized evaluation of currently available molecular diagnostic tests to assess test performance.

The funding comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which previously provided the company with $500,000 for the test's initial development.

The firm saw strong increases in international HIV sales of its OraQuick HIV Self-Test product in the quarter.

The plan piggybacks on national influenza surveillance, testing flu-negative samples using the CDC's rRT-PCR test for the novel coronavirus.

The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.

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