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Aeon Clinical Laboratories MDx Advantage Women's Health Test

Aeon Clinical Laboratories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Authentidate Holding Corp, has launched MDx Advantage, a qPCR-based diagnostic test for STDs and other infections, from its labs in Gainesville, Georgia. Aeon's test targets 34 common causes of vaginal infections, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.