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Pathway Genomics' ColoTrue and LynchSyndromeTrue

Pathway Genomics announced it has launched ColoTrue, a comprehensive panel that combines next-generation sequencing with deletion/duplication analysis to detect pathogenic variants in 15 high-risk colorectal cancer susceptibility genes. Pathway has also launched a smaller five-gene panel, LynchSyndromeTrue, which tests genes associated with Lynch syndrome, the most common form of hereditary colon cancer.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.