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NEW YORK  – The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday evening granted Emergency Use Authorization for the first time to a diagnostic test for at-home, self-collection of patient samples for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A/B.

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Moderna says it would be able to quickly update its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to address new genetic variants if needed, MIT's Technology Review reports.

Johnson & Johnson reports interim results from a Phase 1/2 study of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in the New England Journal of Medicine, according to Bloomberg.

Investigators from the World Health Organization have arrived in China to look into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: a new method for high-throughput amplicon sequencing, and more.