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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.

Russia says its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has a very high efficacy rate in an initial analysis of clinical trial data, according to the Financial Times.

Wired reports on a microbial analysis of sketches drawn by Leonardo DaVinci.

A new survey explores coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among Black and Latino individuals, the Washington Post reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: the Aging Atlas database, a database of human metagenome-related metadata, and more.