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Foundation Medicine GeneKit

Foundation Medicine has introduced GeneKit, a genomics solutions portal for pathologists. Powered by FoundationCore, the company's knowledgebase of comprehensive genomic cancer information, GeneKit facilitates the interpretation of genomic data generated by pathologists from targeted next-generation sequencing and "hot spot" assays, the company said. This integration is designed to help pathologists more effectively support clinical diagnosis and treatment strategies via the rapid interpretation and efficient reporting of genomic information to oncology care teams, the company noted.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.