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The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay uses the A*Star Fortitude Kit 2.0 for the detection of SAR-CoV-2 specific RNA in nasopharyngeal swab samples.

The partners plan to develop a number of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry methods for clinical research applications.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.

The facility will be mass spec-focused and comprise a service contract lab for developing protein tests and a CAP- and CLIA-certified lab for offering them.

The OncoArray Consortium researchers also uncovered a new candidate susceptibility gene for low-grade and borderline serous epithelial ovarian cancer.

The Croatan algorithm uses the random forest machine learning method to evaluate guide RNAs for use in CRISPR knockout experiments.

The projects focus on early treatment of prostate cancer and cataloguing mutations in difficult-to-diagnose diseases, among other things. 

Called Cedars-Sinai Precision Health, the program aims to promote novel technologies and approaches for personalized medicine at the institution.

The healthcare provider organizations are tasked with managing patient enrollment in the Precision Medicine Initiative.

The large-scale study is designed to advance personalized medicine for pancreatic cancer to help meet the organization's goal of doubling patient survival rates by 2020.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.