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Baylor Genetics ClariFind

Baylor Genetics has launched ClariFind, a somatic tumor next-generation sequencing test that analyzes alterations in 277 cancer genes for both solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. The test uses molecular indexing prior to PCR and sequencing to enable the detection of low-frequency mutations. The ClariFind report provides annotated genomic findings, any associated targeted therapies and available clinical trials, and an interpretative summary.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.