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CareDx Olerup QTYPE

CareDx has launched its Olerup QTYPE test, an alternative for rapid human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing. Using PCR-based technology, the test can identify a patient's antigens against HLA Class I, Class II or antibodies against a donor's endothelium and  produce results within one hour, the company said. The test is currently for use on the Roche LightCyler 480II RT-PCR instrument.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.