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Using transcription data from cells and nuclei, the researchers uncovered heterogeneity within cardiac cells and mapped them to particular regions of the heart.

CovidNudge Numbers

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

The test is based on 13 genes that form a gene signature in the blood of children with Kawasaki disease, and it enables KD to be distinguished from other diseases.

Strands of Four

New Scientist reports that researchers have found a quadruple-stranded form of DNA within healthy human cells.

The collection of more than 125,000 exomes and 15,000 genomes has enabled an analysis of loss-of-function variants, may help diagnose rare disease, and guide drug development.

The UK Department of Health and Social Care has already ordered 10,000 RNA test cartridges from the company, which expects to obtain a CE-IVD mark for its test within weeks.

In PNAS this week: comparative genomic analysis to find Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence genes, "anti-CRISPR" proteins in Staphylococcus aureus, and more.

Technology partners on the study include BioMérieux and SkylineDx, as well as Imperial College London's biomedical electronics unit.

Although polygenic risk scores for coronary artery disease can slightly improve standard risk assessment tools, the predicted clinical impact remains small.

An international group of researchers aim to develop an approach that may be able to diagnose multiple conditions, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, sepsis, with one blood sample.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.