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NEW YORK – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has publicly posted its assay for novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV and is now developing the test into kits, the agency announced Monday. It plans to distribute the test kits to state health departments and public health labs in the next few weeks.

In a call with the media, Nancy Messonnier, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said 110 people in 26 states are currently being investigated for 2019-nCoV infection.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.

Feb
25
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will discuss a study that used long-read transcriptome sequencing to explore the distribution of isoforms in colon cancer samples and their metastasis counterparts. 

Feb
26
Sponsored by
Autogen

This webinar will explain how the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, has transformed its DNA workflows to improve the diagnosis and treatment of genetic illnesses that are prevalent in the pediatric population of its community.

Feb
27
Sponsored by
Stilla

Since the publication of the “The Digital MIQE Guidelines: Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Digital PCR Experiments” (dMIQE) in 2013, there has been a large expansion of the applications of dPCR such as single nucleotide variations (SNVs) and copy number variations (CNVs) measurements associated with disease diagnostics.

Mar
18
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss data from a recent real-world comparison study evaluating performance of two cell-free DNA methodologies as first-line prenatal screens.