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Genetics & Genomics Regulatory News & FDA Approvals

The latest regulatory news and FDA approvals.

The real-time RT-PCR multiplex test is intended for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A virus, and influenza B virus.

Earlier this month Centogene said that previously acquired laboratory space in Hamburg is now exclusively performing SARS-CoV-2 testing.

The tests were developed by Psomagen, Acupath Laboratories, and BioTNS, and the nasal swab self-collection kit is offered by Kroger Health.

The PCR-based test is based on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel.

The test is based on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's SARS-CoV-2 panel and detects two regions of the virus' nucleocapsid gene.

The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.