The US Centers for Disease Control said late last week that its newest in vitro diagnostic testing panel for seasonal and pandemic influenza strains has been authorized for use by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CDC said that the new test kit, called the CDC Human Influenza Virus Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, will be given at no cost to qualified international public health laboratories to improve global laboratory capacity for detecting influenza virus infections in human respiratory tract specimens.

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Researchers in China have generated mouse pups from same-sex parents, according to Scientific American.

Two research teams find a role for PIEZO2 in touch sensitivity after injury and inflammation.

The South China Morning Post reports that Hong Kong plans to add HK$20 billion (US$2.6 billion) to a research endowment.

In Science this week: open genetic genealogy databases can lead to the identification of individuals who have not sought testing, and more.

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