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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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The first reported coronavirus cases in Europe and the US might not be related to the subsequent outbreaks in those areas, according to the New York Times.

According to NPR, there's a growing shortage of machines to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

The Wall Street Journal and Kaiser Health News report that antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 has led to further confusion.

In Nature this week: the largest known collection of human genetic variants, and more.

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