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Co-Diagnostics Vector Smart NAM Test

Co-Diagnostics has launched its Vector Smart NAM test, which the firm said can be used to identify the presence of West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis, and western equine encephalitis in mosquito populations. According to Co-Diagnostics, the assay uses multiplex PCR to help centers identify locations of the diseases. 

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.