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Interpace TERT biomarker

Interpace Diagnostics launched the TERT biomarker for ordering along with its ThyGenX molecular thyroid cancer test. The TERT marker is a molecular predictor of the aggressiveness of thyroid cancer, and the addition of it to the ThyGenX test will provide evidence that a positive result indicates the cancer is likely to be more aggressive in nature, the company said. Physicians can order the new marker as part of the ThyGenx mutation panel or on an individual basis. 

The Scan

Omicron's Emergence

The World Health Organization has called Omicron a SARS-CoV-2 "variant of concern," the Los Angeles Times writes.

Not as Much

Merck's pill to treat COVID-19 reduces the risk of hospitalization and death among COVID-19 patients by less than previously reported, the New York Times says.

Bats That Hang Together

Discover magazine writes that researchers have found a social microbiome among vampire bats.

PLOS Papers on CEWAS, Simian Varicella Virus Transcriptome, Dermatomyositis Markers

In PLOS this week: multi-omic approach to home in on genetic risk variants, transcriptomic analysis of the simian varicella virus, and more.