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The firms will develop new business opportunities, exchange technical expertise, and integrate their software and hardware systems.

In PLOS this week: PCR-based approach to diagnose eye infection in cats and dogs, genomic analysis of Chinook salmon, and more.

To identify the superbug, the firm used a rapid test that assigns microbial DNA fingerprints to reveal the clonal identity of a bacterial strain in patient samples.

An international team of researchers reported that the coronavirus is similar to viruses found in horseshoe bats, a known reservoir of the SARS coronavirus.

By using menstrual effluent samples, the decidualization assay detects genetic biomarkers that may be linked to endometriosis.

Manatees in the Water

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.

The assay correlates shortened telomere lengths in patients of different ages to potential risks for inherited diseases, such as bone marrow failure syndrome and liver cancer.

The firm's CFO said that the timing of revenue recognition on the Beacon carrier screening test prevented Fulgent from recording revenues from the tests in Q4.

The company recently demonstrated the potential of its PCR and NGS assays to diagnose infections in patients' prosthetic knees and hips. 

The test measures minimal residual disease and can be used to monitor patients eligible for discontinuation of treatment with Tasigna.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.