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SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) eCase Study Series

About The Series  
This three part GenomeWeb eCase study series, sponsored by LGC SeraCare Life Sciences, addresses SARS-CoV-2 quality solutions, verification panels and reference materials. 


PART 1 | Presenter: Jeff SoRelle, M.D.Clinical Pathology Resident, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Experience with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Assay Validation

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In this 20 minute eCase Study you will hear first-hand how Dr. Jeff SoRelle and team, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, developed and validated a COVID-19 RT PCR assay. Jeff shares his decision to bring this development in house, how he chose reference materials, and how he managed to scale up and provide rapid turnaround.

PART 2 | Presenter: Joel Lefferts, PhD, HCLD, DABCCAssistant Director of Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology Lab and Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Rapid Implementation of SARS-CoV-2 Testing

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Hear how Dr. Joel Lefferts and his team at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center were able to rapidly increase, through automation, their SARS-VoV-2 assay on the Abbott M2000. Joel will provide practical experiences and challenges faced when developing, validating and going live with a SARS CoV-2 assay to facilitate patient testing.

PART 3 | Presenter: Russell Garlick, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, LGC SeraCare Life Sciences

Expert Advice Establishing a SARS-CoV-2 Assay for COVID-19

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Learn how Accuplex™ SARS-CoV-2 Reference Materials are meeting the immediate need, and the critical role they play in validating the performance of Coronavirus Assay. The focus is on the technology, the importance of early detection and helping every lab accelerate go live launch.

The Scan

Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.

Active Lifestyle Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in People at High Genetic Risk

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that an active lifestyle goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.

Beneficial, Harmful Effects of Introgression Between Wild and Domesticated European Grapes

A paper in PNAS shows that European wild grapevines were an important resource for improving the flavor of cultivated wine grapes.

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.