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The liquid biopsy test, Colvera, detects aberrant methylation in BCAT1 and IKZF1, two genes found at a high frequency in colorectal cancer tissue.

New York's Own Review

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

KidneyIntelX can be used to report risk assessment results for fast-progressing kidney disease and future kidney failure for patients with chronic kidney disease.

The first year's pilot phase aimed to develop an infectious disease digital health and precision medicine platform connecting healthcare facilities to NYSDOH.

In a guidance, the agency described expanded policies that will enable manufacturers, local labs, and others to quickly deploy coronavirus testing. 

Under the NYSDOH's approach, labs need to provide validation data within 15 days of starting to test instead of having to pursue an EUA with the FDA.

The GenFlex is a sample-to-result molecular diagnostic platform that includes sample collection, processing, amplification, and detection, the company said.

The company's +RNAinsight test, a combined DNA and RNA genetic test for hereditary cancer syndromes, was launched in October.

The assay is based on the company's AmpiProbe technology, which uses fluorescent reporter-labeled primers and quencher-labeled primers to amplify DNA.

Temple City, California-based Fulgent offers genetic tests for a range of diseases and disorders, as well as custom panels and sequencing services.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.