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The partners will launch Zymo's DreamPrep NAP workstation to streamline DNA/RNA extraction for high-complexity testing labs running COVID-19 assays.  

The alliance, led by Singapore-based startup Proteona, also includes several organizations from that city state as well as German research institutes.

The firm's single-cell T cell receptor profiling method was published this month as part of a study to develop reusable antigen reactivity screens.

A number of manufacturers say that the shortage of swabs and transport media for facilitating SARS-CoV-2 testing that clinicians are facing will soon abate.

The team has begun analyzing additional analytes in HER2-positive breast cancer patients and will present preliminary results at AACR's annual meeting in May.  

A German shepherd called Nala has had her genome sequenced.

A coronavirus serology test garners Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration, but the Los Angeles Times asks: how will tests like that be used?

Certain gene variants in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle may keep brains young, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: increased CD8 T cell density and increased IFN-gamma response may indicate metastatic prostate cancer patients who will respond to immune checkpoint blockade therapy.