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First Test That Can Detect COVID-19 Virus Mutations Authorized By FDA

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The US FDA on 10 June authorized use of Illumina’s COVIDSeq next generation sequencing diagnostic test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus and figure out if it’s mutating. The agency has high hopes this first-of-its-kind test will give researchers a better picture in the ongoing global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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