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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid announced today it has received CE-IVD clearance for a rapid molecular assay to measure viral load of hepatitis B in infected patients.

The Xpert HBV Viral Load test measures HBV DNA levels in plasma or serum using the firm's GeneXpert systems and provides quantitative results in less than one hour. It is intended to be used as an indicator of prognosis and to aid in assessing response to antiviral treatment.

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An analysis of blood donations suggests SARS-CoV-2 was present in the US weeks earlier than thought, according to NPR.

The Guardian reports that DeepMind Technologies' AlphaFold can predict how proteins fold.

CNBC reports that a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel is to vote on how to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.

In PNAS this week: targeting progesterone signaling in ovarian cancer, LINE-1 retrotransposition events in adenocarcinomas, and more.

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Recent work by many investigators has discovered that over the course of aging, hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) commonly undergo clonal expansion.