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Pacific Edge Cxbladder Monitor

Pacific Edge has launched the Cxbladder Monitor, a urine-based gene expression test for investigation of bladder cancer in patients being monitored for recurrent disease. The test analyzes urine samples for expression genes, clinical, and patient variable factors that create unique molecular signatures for urothelial carcinoma. It is designed to be used on patients undergoing bladder cancer surveillance to determine if they have a low probability of having recurrence.

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US Supports Patent Waivers

NPR reports that the Biden Administration has announced its support for waiving intellectual property protections for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Vaccines Versus Variants

Two studies find the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be effective against viral variants, and Moderna reports on booster shots to combat variants.

CRISPR for What Ails You

The Wall Street Journal writes that CRISPR-based therapies could someday be used to treat common conditions like heart attacks.

Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

In Nature this week: review of ways to integrate data from single-cell assays, and more.