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The point-of-care test runs on the VitaPCR instrument and delivers results in 20 minutes, and has been implemented at Charles De Gaulle airport.

The reissued EUA is for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in human oropharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal swab, and anterior nasal swab specimens.

COVID-19-related business contributed $288 million in revenues during the quarter, offsetting a 6 percent year-over-year decline in non-COVID-19-related revenues.

The firm has a molecular SARS-CoV-2 test in development on its Revogene platform and will be distributing an antigen test.

The test is designed to save resources by testing for the four viruses in one test using single nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, or nasal swab samples.

The company recently received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 PCR test while its data-driven COVID-19 research initiative is moving along.

Centogene will provide its oropharyngeal swabs and conduct RT-PCR testing, while U-Diagnostics will collect samples and report the results.

Qiagen has benefited from unexpected tailwinds due to COVID-19 testing and envisions post-pandemic growth with recently acquired NeuMoDx as a key contributor.

The firm noted that this is the first EUA for saline oral rinse collection used for SARS-CoV-2 testing, adding to its other approved collection methods.

The company's Eonis assay, which leverages RT-PCR technology, can be used to simultaneously tests for SMA, SCID, and XLA in newborns.

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The Washington Post reports that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

The strain now accounts for about 80 percent of cases in Wales and Scotland, and about half of cases in England, the Guardian reports.

A new study suggests that using CRISPR to edit human embryonic DNA can lead to the loss of whole chromosomes, as the Associated Press reports.

In Science this week: ancient dog genomes highlight long ties with humans, genomic analysis of 40,000-year-old early East Asian individual, and more.