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Fast-track Diagnostics Ebola Test Kit

Fast-track Diagnostics announced today the release of a CE-labeled multiplex real-time PCR kit to detect the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus. The Malta-based firm manufactures single and multiplex PCR kits for more than 100 different pathogens, and the product range is compatible with standard extraction methods and thermocyclers. 

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.