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Both tests are authorized for use by any laboratory CLIA certified to perform high-complexity tests, according to the FDA.
Both PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in upper respiratory specimens and may only be performed by their developers.
The firm's SmartChip platform consists of a high-throughput liquid dispenser and a PCR instrument and can provide more than 5,000 reactions in one run.
The two PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in respiratory samples including nasopharyngeal swabs and bronchoalveolar lavage specimens.
Gencurix' RT-PCR-based test detects SARS-CoV-2's Orf1-ab and RdRP genes, while Laihe's assay is designed to detect antibodies against the virus.
At the second virtual session of the AACR annual meeting, researchers also discussed how they're using CRISPR to develop better cancer models and reprogram T cells.
The tests are designed to detect regions in the SARS-CoV-2 genome in respiratory samples or antibodies against the virus in human serum, plasma, or blood.
While new ways to carry out pool testing for SARS-CoV-2 abound, questions remain about sensitivity issues and the regulation of such tests.
The accelerated approval is based on results from two cohorts of a Phase II, single-arm trial in which EZH2-mutated patients had an overall response rate of 69 percent.
The move is intended to increase testing for COVID-19 and may help conserve resources, which were a major problem during the height of the pandemic.
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.