lateral flow UK Government Suspends SARS-CoV-2 PCR Testing at Laboratory Due to Potential Erroneous Results An estimated 43,000 people may have been given incorrect negative PCR test results between Sept. 8 and Oct. 12, mostly in the Southwest of England. Discrepant Results The Guardian says some scientists are seeking an audit after reports that a number of people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on lateral flow tests then tested negative by PCR, even with symptoms. Likely to End in Spring Free lateral flow testing for SARS-CoV-2 may end in the UK by next spring, the head of Innova Medical Group says, according to the Financial Times. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Testing Twice a Week According to NPR, England is to begin offering free rapid COVID-19 testing, though critics worry about false positives. Oct 26, 2020 Moving From Reagents Supplier to Test Developer, Meridian Bio Expands Role During COVID-19 Pandemic Premium Aug 27, 2020 FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorizations for QDx Pathology, Biocan Diagnostics Coronavirus Tests Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.