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Molecular diagnostic company Wave 80 Biosciences has received Phase I Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop rapid sample prep to support chlamydia testing in low-resource settings.

The two-year grant, administered by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, provides $300,000 in the first year to develop solid phase RNA extraction, filtering, lysis, and binding to a porous polymer monolith, in order to extract nucleic acids from vaginal swabs or urine.

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A Harvard-led team reprogrammed DNA methylation patterns of mice with eye problems to restore their sight, AFP reports.

A man in India is suing the Serum Institute of India, saying that he suffered serious side effects from a vaccine it is testing, but the institute has rejected those claims, the Economic Times reports.

The New York Times reports Moderna is planning a clinical trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in children.

In Nature this week: Readfish tool for targeted nanopore sequencing, genomic diversity of barley and wheat, and more.