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NEW YORK – Adaptive Biotechnologies said this week that it has identified a diagnostically useful T cell profile for Lyme disease. 

It's an important early step in developing immunoSeq Dx, a single clinical assay that the Seattle-based immune sequencing company intends to be able to use as a diagnostic for infectious disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer.

On a conference call with investors, company officials said they've begun discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration on how to get regulatory approval for their ultimate vision of a multi-faceted test.

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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.

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