Arizona scientists believe a more contagious variant of the new coronavirus may already be in Arizona and the state must intensify its efforts to monitor for new strains and mutations. The vaccine rollout continues as hospital leaders warn about strained resources. Arizona’s three public universities are continuing to test wastewater for COVID-19 while the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix is seeing a spike in applications for the next academic year, which is being attributed to the pandemic.
It’s in the wastewater: How Arizona universities are testing for COVID-19 / Arizona Republic
Phoenix nonprofit TGEN signs deal to expand cancer detection via blood test / Arizona Republic
Translational Genomics Research Institute has licensed a blood-biopsy method to test for cancer to a Wisconsin-based company to expand reach of the technology—the organization’s largest licensing deal since its founding in 2002.
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