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Last week, as two teams of researchers in Canada and the US drew worldwide attention for their completed draft sequences of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus genome, proteomics researchers were quietly working their end of the SARS problem.

At the Manitoba Proteomics Centre, John Wilkins, Kenneth Standing, and their colleagues sequenced two of the coronavirus proteins by mass spectrometry, one of which appears to be recognized by the immune system and could potentially become the starting point for a vaccine.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) can allow clinicians and researchers to better understand which patients are at high risk of recurrence and should be offered intensified chemotherapy or selected for clinical trials.

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29
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Illumina

Illumina’s BaseSpace Sequence Hub (BSSH) supports primary and secondary analysis of massively parallel sequencing data and can be applied to gene panel data that is generated as part of a clinical cancer assay performed in a pathology lab.