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OraSure DNA Genotek OmniMet-Gut (ME-200) Sample Collection Device

OraSure Technologies' DNA Genotek subsidiary has launched OmniMet-Gut (ME-200), a device for in-home self collection of fecal samples for metabolomics. Until now, the only option to study metabolites in feces required immediate freezing and cold chain shipping of the sample, OraSure said. The DNA Genotek device features a proprietary chemistry that provides a minimum of seven days of stability at room temperature, allowing donors to collect their samples at home and return it to the laboratory in a reasonable timeframe while maintaining the integrity of the sample. Intended for research use only, the device was validated in collaboration with Metabolon, OraSure said.

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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.