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CentoGene Breast Cancer Testing

CentoGene has launched CentoBreast, its genetic testing panel that covers almost all hereditary forms of breast cancer, regardless of specific tumor syndrome. The panel includes genes frequently reported in association with familial form of breast cancer: BRCA1, BRCA2, TP53, PTEN, STK11, CDH1, PALB2, CHEK2, ATM, NBN, BARD1, BRIP1, and RAD51C. CentoBreast has a turnaround time of 10 working days and needs only 2μg DNA or 2 CentroCards, blood droplet sample collector.

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WHO OKs Emergency Use of Sinopharm Vaccine

The World Health Organization has granted emergency approval for Sinopharm's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Guardian reports.

Scientific Integrity Panel to Meet

According to the Associated Press, a new US scientific integrity panel is to meet later this week.

Trying in the Eye

NPR reports that a study of Editas Medicine's CRISPR therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis has begun.

PLOS Papers on Cerebellum Epigenetics, Copy Number Signature Tool, Acute Lung Injury Networks

In PLOS this week: epigenetics analysis of brain tissue, bioinformatics tool to find copy number signatures in cancer, and more.