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Fulgent and its China-based joint venture  are  working on a clinical NGS-based  test that  it says will have better  sensitivity than RT-PCR-based kits.

LabCorp's test is being made available pursuant to FDA guidance that allows high-complexity, CLIA-certified labs to perform their own tests for SARS-CoV-2.

The government payor is interested in public input on the evidence underlying the blood-based PCR test.

Labs can deploy the test kit omitting the pan-SARS component, and new kits that are specific only to SARS-CoV-2 are being manufactured. 

A handful of rapid 2019-nCoV assays are in the works which could help triage patients more effectively and avoid unnecessary quarantines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one of the test reagents will likely need to be remanufactured in its labs.

The EUA allows the test to be used at all CDC-qualified labs in the US on patients who meet CDC criteria for testing for the coronavirus.

The DNBSEQ-T7 ultra-high-throughput sequencer, metagenomic sequencing kit for coronaviruses, and 2019-nCoV RT-qPCR kit have received authorization from China's NMPA.

The firm is validating two biomarkers that it hopes will stratify patients for its investigational drug for pediatric minimally verbal autism.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.