mutation detection OncoDiag Taking Aim at Broader Adoption of Molecular Multiplex Test for Bladder Cancer Recurrence Premium On the back of a recently announced $3 million in funding, the firm has begun marketing its Urodiag kit to urologists throughout Europe. At AGBT, Two Labs Share SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Experience Premium The Wellcome Sanger Institute and the BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Lab have been using viral sequencing to follow the spread of variants of concern. Agena Rolls out Seq-It SARS-CoV-2 Variant Panel Globally for Use on MassArray System Premium The assay is being positioned as an alternative to next-generation sequencing-based approaches, which its creators view as ponderous and pricey. Small Cell Lung Cancer Study Uncovers Disease-Associated Germline Mutations The study, which showed that the disease may not only result from tobacco exposure as previously thought, could lay the groundwork for targeted therapies. Autism Spectrum Disorder Study Finds Contribution From De Novo Tandem Repeat Mutations The researchers found likely deleterious de novo tandem repeat mutations that were more common among individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Breaking News New California Condor Genome Assembly Reveals High Genetic Diversity DiaSorin Q1 Revenues Rise 53 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, GP-write, Twist Bioscience, KogeneBiotech, More In Brief This Week: Pacific Biosciences, PerkinElmer, Unilabs, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Berkeley Lights, Castle Bio, IsoPlexis, More DermTech Q1 Revenues up 62 Percent The Scan Call to Look Again More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration. Not Always Trusted In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports. Identified Decades Later A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports. Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.