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Genetic Signatures EasyScreen STI/Genital Pathogen Detection Kit

Genetic Signatures has launched the EasyScreen STI Kit to simultaneously detect the 12 most commonly encountered sexually transmitted infections. The kit runs on standard lab equipment and the firm's proprietary 3base method, which reduces genetic information complexity and delivers accurate results in hours. The kit will initially be available for research use only until regulatory approvals are gained in Australia and the EU, and the 12 targets detected by the kit will also be available as analyte specific reagents in the US.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.