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NEW YORK — The US Food and Drug Administration last week granted Emergency Use Authorization for a PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 test developed by GK Pharmaceuticals Contract Manufacturing Operations (GK CMO).

The GK Accu-Right SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Kit is designed to detect two regions within the virus' nucleocapsid gene in upper respiratory specimens collected by a healthcare provider, such as nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, mid-turbinate, or nasal swabs.

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Kaiser Health News reports San Francisco and Alameda counties in California are no longer using Verily Life Sciences' COVID-19 testing program.

The New York Times reports that developers in New York City are increasingly interested in life science spaces.

A UK study has found that antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 may decline over time, Reuters reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic and epigenetic variation in individuals with diabetic kidney disease, spontaneous genetic alterations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and more.

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