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Oxford Nanopore said it is rolling out the LamPore test globally, initially in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates.

Seasun Biomaterials' test is designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA, while Zeus Scientific's test detects IgG antibodies against the virus.

The test uses real-time reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification to detect the SARS-CoV-2 N gene, according to CellSafe.

Color Genomics' kit is designed for the unmonitored self-collection of nasal swab specimens for SARS-CoV-2 testing.

The tests are designed to detect viral RNA in individual respiratory specimens, while BayCare's tests can be used with pooled samples.

In PNAS this week: genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 indicates neutral evolution, portable RT-LAMP method to detect SARS-CoV-2, and more.

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Grassroots efforts are leading the way in a number of commercial and non-commercial screening tests in development.

The point-of-care test is based on technology developed at the Columbia University Fertility Center for preimplantation genetic testing.

Trying a Quick Screen

Wired reports on an effort to use a loop-mediated isothermal amplification-based, or LAMP, test to screen for COVID-19 in a Wisconsin city.

For the Whole Town

A UK town is studying whether it can test its residents for COVID-19 each week, according to New Scientist.

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Kaiser Health News reports San Francisco and Alameda counties in California are no longer using Verily Life Sciences' COVID-19 testing program.

The New York Times reports that developers in New York City are increasingly interested in life science spaces.

A UK study has found that antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 may decline over time, Reuters reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic and epigenetic variation in individuals with diabetic kidney disease, spontaneous genetic alterations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and more.