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NEW YORK – The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday granted Emergency Use Authorization for Atila Biosystems' SARS-CoV-2 test.

The iAMP COVID-19 Detection Kit, a qualitative real-time RT-PCR test, detects SARS-CoV-2 in nasal, nasopharyngeal, and oropharyngeal swabs. The kit includes the company's primer mix, buffer mix, positive and negative control templates, and the sample collection device, which has fiber swabs, collection tubes, and buffer mix.

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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.

Jul
15
Sponsored by
LGC SeraCare Life Sciences

Cancer immunotherapy is an exciting new advance for the successful treatment of many forms of metastatic cancer.

Jul
16
Sponsored by
NanoString

Join this webinar to learn how spatial resolution of gene expression in tumor tissue reveals new insights in biomarker discovery and therapeutic response. 

Jul
23
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss a study that set to assess the efficacy and safety of osimertinib in EGFR T790M positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients identified by using plasma sample and cobas EGFR Mutation test v2. This is the first prospective study to use liquid biopsy upfront to evaluate osimertinib efficacy.

Aug
25
Sponsored by
Roche

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with ALK rearrangements are treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), which often leads to prolonged overall survival. However, treatment resistance will almost inevitably occur, and the disease remains incurable.