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Thermo Fisher VetMAX-Gold Swine Flu Subtyping Kit

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a real-time PCR diagnostic kit for molecular subtyping of swine influenza H and N subtypes in pigs. It is the fifth test from Thermo to be approved by the US Department of Agriculture, and the firm currently has more USDA-approved tests than any other company in the animal health space, as reported by GenomeWeb.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.