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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With two Zika tests receiving different types of authorizations in four days, Hologic plans to build on its established channels in women's health and the blood screening markets to distribute them.

Hologic's Zika test for patients who meet certain criteria was granted Emergency Use Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration late last week, while a blood screening assay for the virus was approved for use under an Investigational New Drug study protocol yesterday.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

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