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NEW YORK – Roche announced Monday the launch of its Cobas Zika test in countries that accept the CE mark.

The in vitro nucleic acid screening test detects Zika virus RNA in samples of human plasma and is intended to be used for screening blood donations with Roche's fully automated Cobas 6800/8800 systems.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.

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