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The real-time RT-PCR multiplex test is intended for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A virus, and influenza B virus.

Roche will have non-exclusive access to SpeeDx's existing tests and technology to enable expansion of diagnostic products for antibiotic resistance in STIs.

CDC Director Robert Redfield told a congressional subcommittee about the test, for which the center plans to seek Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA.

Limited Early Spread

CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.

According to the Atlantic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several US states are combining viral and antibody testing data for SARS-CoV-2, making that data hard to parse.

Inside Higher Ed reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommendations for how universities could keep students safe if they return to campus.

A professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, Gregory Tsongalis has published a paper detailing his lab's work on SARS-CoV-2 testing and the challenges faced.

The Lancet's Critique

Lancet editorial criticizes the US pandemic response and the minimization of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's role in the response.

The effort, called SPHERES, aims to monitor changes in the virus to support public health research and diagnostic and therapeutic development.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing consortium, the New York Times reports.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.