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The study aims to enroll 20,000 existing Biobank participants, as well as their adult children and grandchildren, from England, Scotland, and Wales.
The funding, provided by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will help test and study the Bay Area population in general as well as healthcare workers in particular.
Healthy adults from across the US with no confirmed history of COVID-19 and no current symptoms are eligible to participate and will be enrolled over the phone.
The researchers built a combination nucleic acid-antibody test for the disease using an approach they said could be generally useful for rapid test development.
Israel-based Best Medical Opinion and South Korea-based Dow Biomedica/Biodiscovery will distribute Oncimmune's EarlyCDTLung cancer test in those countries.
The firm is building an antibody-based immune system-related protein biomarker test for stroke diagnosis in both community and academic hospitals.
The grant is the second in the last six months that the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has awarded to Chembio for diagnostics development.
The virus, known as HPgV-2, was detected in blood samples from individuals with concurrent hepatitis C virus infections.
The sensor features a DNA-based steric hindrance method, and can detect the presence of antibodies in whole blood in less than 10 minutes.
Researchers used arrays with more than 175,000 peptides matching sections of the Chagas pathogen proteome to characterize novel elements of the immune response to infection.
Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.
Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.
In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.