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Antibody Tests Go To Market Largely Unregulated, Warns House Subcommittee Chair

Antibody Tests Go To Market Largely Unregulated, Warns House Subcommittee Chair

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A woman holds her hand out to have blood collected for a 15-minute test for coronavirus antibodies at a drive-through site in Hempstead, N.Y. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption toggle caption Seth Wenig/AP A woman holds her hand out to have blood collected for a 15-minute test for coronavirus antibodies at a drive-through site in Hempstead,…
As Antibody Tests Flood The Market, House Panel Steps In

As Antibody Tests Flood The Market, House Panel Steps In

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Illinois Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi, who chairs the House Oversight subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, says the FDA is unable to validate the accuracy of serology tests
If Most Of Your Coronavirus Tests Come Back Positive, You’re Not Testing Enough

If Most Of Your Coronavirus Tests Come Back Positive, You’re Not...

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A person wearing protective equipment at a coronavirus testing site for first responders, on Monday in Los Angeles. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption toggle caption Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP A person wearing protective equipment at a coronavirus testing site for first responders, on Monday in Los Angeles. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP In communities where most coronavirus tests…
Pence Aide Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Contact Tracing Ongoing

Pence Aide Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Contact Tracing Ongoing

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Vice President Pence holds guidelines for reducing the spread of coronavirus at a White House briefing. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Vice President Pence holds guidelines for reducing the spread of coronavirus at a White House briefing. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Updated at 8:03 p.m.…
Car splatter tests show major decline in insect abundance, study says

Car splatter tests show major decline in insect abundance, study says

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Insect splats on cars have decreased, indicating a drop in abundance, according to studies. Getty Images Studies examining the number of bugs splattered by cars show a significant dip in the abundance of insects at sites in Europe over the last several years, according to a Wednesday report by The Guardian. A UK survey from last…
A Family Tree For Dog? DNA Tests For Pets Take Off, Ahead Of The Science

A Family Tree For Dog? DNA Tests For Pets Take Off,...

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For owners of rescue dogs of mixed breed heritage, it can be tempting to buy a DNA kit to get intel on your pup's ancestry. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images For owners of rescue dogs of mixed breed heritage, it can be tempting to buy a DNA kit…
Why Virginity Tests Are Making News — In The U.S. And Afghanistan

Why Virginity Tests Are Making News — In The U.S. And...

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Activists demonstrated against virginity tests in New Delhi in 2009. Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images Activists demonstrated against virginity tests in New Delhi in 2009. Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images Virginity tests are making headlines in the United States. In November, the rapper T.I. drew a firestorm of criticism after he said during a podcast…
DNA Tests For Psychiatric Drugs Are Questionable However Some Insurance Companies Are Covering Them

DNA Tests For Psychiatric Drugs Are Questionable However Some Insurance Companies...

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Myriad Genetics is among a handful of companies that make a genetic test to help doctors choose psychiatric medicines for patients. Evidence that the tests are effective has been called "inconclusive." Myriad Genetics hide caption toggle caption Myriad Genetics Myriad Genetics is among a handful of companies that make a genetic test to help doctors…
Origins simply brought out 2 brand-new DNA tests concentrated on health. Here’s what you can gain from them.

Origins simply brought out 2 brand-new DNA tests concentrated on health....

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An Ancestry test kit. Lydia Ramsey/Business Insider Genealogy giant Ancestry is getting into the business of healthcare.   On Tuesday, the company announced two health products: AncestryHealth Core and AncestryHealth Plus, which can help users of the company's DNA test get a sense of their family health history. AncestryHealth Core will cost $149 — or $49…
Boeing checks drone with aerial refueling in thoughts

Boeing checks drone with aerial refueling in thoughts

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The Boeing MQ-25 drone makes its first test flight. Boeing Drones may someday rule the skies, but not all drones will have glamorous jobs. Some of them will be gas stations with wings. Boeing banked in that direction on Thursday when it completed the first test flight of its MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler. The sleek…

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