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Courtagen Spotlight Gene Panels for Neurology and Endocrinology

Courtagen Life Sciences has launched 17 new gene panels in its Spotlight line of tests, expanding its menu in neurology, endocrinology, and other disease areas. The new tests include several pain-related panels, such as migraine, neuropathic pain, and abdominal pain. They also include endocrinology-related panels for hyper/hypoglycemia (MODY+), hyperparathyroidism, and pituitary hormone deficiency, and new neurology panels for neuromuscular disorders such as periodic paralysis, dystonia, and rhabdomyolysis.

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.