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 TruDiagnostic Receives CLIA Certification for Kentucky Laboratory Atonarp Raises $50M in Series D Round Genomtec Gets CE-IVD Mark for Saliva-Based Molecular SARS-CoV-2 Test Oncocyte Posts $1.1M in Q1 Revenues, Beating Wall Street Expectations Namocell, SingLab Technologies Ink Distribution Agreement for Singapore Mitochondrial DNA Analysis Uncovers Influence of Genetic Variation on Hundreds of Phenotypes The Scan Gap in COVAX Doses BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports. Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results. Influence of Luck The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases. PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.