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A number of diagnostic labs have considered saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 testing but decided against it, while other groups continue to pursue it.

For the Whole Town

A UK town is studying whether it can test its residents for COVID-19 each week, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: mass spectrometric analysis of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, and more.

The researchers hope the datasets from their study can help to explain the effects of disease-associated variants on specific cell types of the immune system.

Similar Survival

Lancet Oncology study finds that young BRCA-positive breast cancer patients have similar survival rates as non-carrier patients, the BBC reports.

Four SNPs at three sites in the genome showed potential associations with breast cancer outcomes in a GWAS meta-analysis involving more than 6,000 individuals. 

While point-of-care molecular testing of patients with respiratory illness wasn't associated with lower antibiotic use, patients tested had shorter drug courses.

The method offers a way for genome-wide arrays to be used in individual patients to uncover methylated sites associated with rare genomic imprinting disorders.

A multistage GWAS suggests inherited SNPs at four sites in the genome can contribute to the risk of developing myeloproliferative neoplasms.

SlipChip

New micro-device is inexpensive to manufacture and can run nucleic acid amplification at room temperature.

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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.