RT-PCR Updated Cepheid SARS-CoV-2, Flu, RSV Test Nabs FDA EUA The new version of the multiplex test adds a third gene target for SARS-CoV-2 to detect future viral mutations. QuantuMDx Developing Point-of-Care Multiplex System, Syndromic Panels for European Launch Premium The firm expects that next year it will launch the final version of a battery-powered instrument that can perform high-level multiplexing and provide test results in 30 minutes. With Finder Platform, Baebies Works to Expand Options for Neonatal Dx Testing Premium The instrument, which is undergoing the FDA clearance process, has the capability to do PCR testing, clinical chemistry, and immunoassays. AMP Cautions Against Using Cycle Threshold Values for PCR SARS-CoV-2 Tests in Clinical Practice Although a cycle threshold value may help determine patient prognosis and risk of transmission, there is limited data on making clinical decisions based on Ct values, AMP said. ACMG Presentation Highlights Broad Institute's Massive Expansion of COVID-19 Testing Program The Broad's clinical research sequencing lab now runs 135,000 tests each day and routinely tests more than 100 higher education sites and 40 schools in the state. Apr 13, 2021 PerkinElmer Preliminary Q1 Revenues Grow 98 Percent; FDA Issues EUA for PCR COVID-19 Test Apr 6, 2021 NIH RADx Program Awards $29.3M to Increase SARS-CoV-2 Testing Capacity Mar 30, 2021 As SARS-CoV-2 Variants Complicate Efforts to Tame Pandemic, Eurofins Test Helps to ID Mutations Premium Mar 29, 2021 Biocept Q4 Revenues Spike as COVID-19 Testing Continues to Soar, Core Cancer Tests Lag Mar 25, 2021 Fluxergy Nabs CE-IVD Mark for SARS-CoV-2 POC PCR Test Feb 24, 2021 LexaGene Open-Access Syndromic Panel Platform Lets Labs Customize Targets, Including SARS-CoV-2 Premium Feb 19, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Sued by New Jersey Lab Over COVID-19 Testing Problems Feb 16, 2021 Meridian Shares Drop as Much as 15 Percent on FDA Questions About SARS-CoV-2 Test Feb 16, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Gets FDA EUA for COVID-19, Influenza Combo PCR Test Feb 11, 2021 Roche Receives FDA Clearance for Cobas BKV Test for Use With Urine Samples Feb 9, 2021 Study Finds SARS-CoV-2-Related Bat Viruses in Thailand Feb 8, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Gets CE Mark for High-Throughput COVID-19 Assay Jan 28, 2021 DermTech Using $144M Financing to Spur Marketing, Telemedicine Efforts For Molecular Melanoma Assay Premium Dec 28, 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerated Development of CRISPR as a Diagnostic Platform in 2020 Dec 21, 2020 COVID Assays Using CRISPR, Smartphones Show Potential for At-Home Testing Premium Dec 16, 2020 Meridian Bioscience Receives $1M NIH Grant for SARS-CoV-2 Test Launch Dec 16, 2020 BioMérieux Nabs CE Mark for RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A/B Assay Dec 7, 2020 Thermo Fisher Scientific Gets CE Mark for COVID-19, Flu A/B, RSV Kit Dec 5, 2020 FDA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics SARS-CoV-2/Flu Test With Self-Collection Kit for Emergency Use Nov 18, 2020 SummerBio Raises $7.3M, Implements SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Testing at Los Angeles Schools Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.