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The products combine next-generation sequencing and analysis with the company's NGSengine software to provide high-resolution HLA genotyping information.

The device also has Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration and has CE marking for in vitro diagnostic use.

Now, the assay can also be used with the Applied Biosystems 7500 Standard from Thermo Fisher Scientific, Roche's LightCycler 480, and Qiagen's Rotor-Gene Q.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

The test could potentially enable labs to bring resistance testing in house, rather than send testing out to Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory.

The tests from Asuragen and MolecularMD are designed for use in chronic myeloid leukemia patients, including those receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy.

Public health microbiologists are forging ahead with WGS, even as others caution that it may not yet be ready for such a role, said speakers at ASM Microbe 2018.

As part of the approval, DermTech will market and sell the pigmented lesions assay in Canada, while samples will be processed at the company's lab in California.

The test is the first to be approved for the company's second-generation molecular detection system, but can also be run using the first-generation system alongside other existing assays.

The oncology assay is the first from Roche using either plasma or tumor tissue samples and identifies 42 mutations in the EGFR gene.

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A survey by Nature finds that most researchers want scientific meetings to continue virtually or with a virtual component, even after the pandemic ends.

Bloomberg reports that the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 viral variant could prompt the formulation of better vaccines.

Certain blood proteins may be able to distinguish COVID-19 patients who will become critically ill from those who will not, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

In Genome Biology this week: algorithm to assess regulatory features, approach to integrate multiple single-cell RNA-seq datasets, and more.