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Core labs remain closed or at reduced operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to concerns about the state of their businesses when they can reopen.

In PNAS this week: cell line to assay myotonic dystrophy type 1 therapies, gene involved in rice architecture, and more.

The company hopes to launch its first clinical cancer test within the next year, after spending the last several years conducting validation studies.

How Old Were They?

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Just two and a half years after it opened its doors with $7.4 million in funding from New York State and the National Institutes of Health, the RNA Institute at the University at Albany has received another significant boost with Sigma-Aldrich agreeing to donate libraries of hund

The RNA Institute was launched this summer to help drive RNA-based drug discovery.

The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.