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Apticraft Develops Oligo Design Software for Premier Biosoft

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Apticraft, a bioinformatics firm based in Indore, India, said yesterday that it had completed a software-development project for its partner Premier Biosoft.
 
Apticraft said that it has developed modules for Premier’s PrimerPlex, a software package for automating the oligo design for Luminex's xMAP platform.
 
Premier holds the exclusive rights to distribute the software.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.