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The companies will use their respective technologies and expertise to identify multi-gene biomarkers that can be used in cancer drug discovery.

Investigators detected more than 100 risk loci for primary open-angle glaucoma, with mostly similar effects in people with European, Asian, or African ancestry.

The partners will develop a test to identify women most likely to benefit from VGX-3100, Inovio's immunotherapy to treat HPV-associated advanced cervical dysplasia.

The firm reported revenues of $126.0 million for the three-month period ended Dec. 31, 2020, up from $106.9 million in the same period last year.

The firm guided for 2021 revenue growth of between 5 percent and 8 percent, citing "a persistently uncertain business environment."

According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.

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