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Coriell Life Sciences Bacterial Vaginosis Assay

Coriell Life Sciences launched a solution for the quantitative diagnosis and reporting of bacterial vaginosis. Coriell, together with Quantigen, developed the assay and a reporting algorithm that runs on Thermo Fisher Scientific's real-time PCR-based OpenArray technology. The solution provides affordable and comprehensive sample analysis with rapid turnaround times, allowing Coriell to report which microorganisms are present and at what quantities. The test aids in the differential diagnosis of other vaginal infections that clinically present with the same signs and symptoms as bacterial vaginosis, Coriell said.

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.