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The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization to Quidel for its SARS-CoV-2 antigen test, as 360Dx reports. This test, it notes, is the first protein-based antigen test to receive such FDA authorization, as other authorized tests are molecular or serology tests.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.