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Fluidigm's Advanta Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay is an extraction-free saliva-based test to detect nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Blood Marker, Maybe

New studies suggest levels of a blood protein that may reflect whether someone has Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers mapped and characterized rare structural variants in whole-genome sequence data for almost 18,000 individuals for future disease and trait studies.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.

WUSTL will evaluate BostonGene's software, which integrates data from NGS with immunofluorescence imaging to profile tumors and their microenvironments.

An integrated analysis involving prostate cancer patients from China highlighted frequent FOXA1 mutations and deletions in two other genes.

The study characterized aspects of the tumor immune landscape, including immunogenic alterations, neoantigens, and the immune microenvironment.

In Science this week: phase I study of CRISPR-based engineering of T cells for cancer patients, call for sewage-based global antimicrobial resistance surveillance system, and more.

In PNAS this week: remethylation of DNMT3A in mice affects expansion of myeloid cells, glycan and receptor expression in glioblastoma, and more.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.

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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.