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Courtagen Spotlight Genetic Tests for Neuromuscular Disorders

Courtagen Life Sciences has launched an expansion of its Spotlight test menu in neurology and endocrinology. The 10 new gene panels increase the company's selection of tests available for epilepsy, developmental delay, endocrinology, and mitochondrial disease. They primarily address neuromuscular disorders, such as congenital myasthenia, hereditary spastic paraplegia, congenital and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, and myopathies, and one new endocrine disorder test for Bardet Biedl syndrome.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.