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Clinical Genomics Colvera

Clinical Genomics has launched Colvera, a blood-based test for colorectal cancer recurrence monitoring. The test measures methylation in circulating tumor DNA and can indicate the presence or absence of two altered genes associated with colorectal cancer. Colvera only requires a peripheral blood sample and can be administered alongside other colorectal cancer surveillance tests, the company said.

The Scan

Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.