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LabCorp VistaSeq Hereditary Cancer Panel

Laboratory Corporation of America has launched 10 new panels to test for risk of specific hereditary cancer syndromes. The number of cancer genes that can be assessed has been increased to 59. The VistaSeq Hereditary Cancer Panel assesses genetic mutations associated with common hereditary cancers, such as breast, ovarian, melanoma, pancreatic, colorectal, endometrial, gastric, and prostate cancers.

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Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.