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Predictive Biotech's Spine Deformity MDx Test

Predictive Biotech, a subsidiary of Predictive Technology Group, has beta launched its new Spine Deformity Test developed to predict the severity of spine deformities and syndromes. The test uses genotype analysis to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and SNP halotypes in order to diagnose individuals with spine deformities, such as scoliosis.

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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.