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Cepheid to Supply Anthrax Detection Platform to Two Local Biothreat Agencies

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - The State Regional Hazmat Response Team of Oakland, Mich., and the City and County of Honolulu Bio-Weapon Illness Prevention Program and EMS Medical Strike Team have each agreed to use Cepheid's GeneXpert real-time PCR platform for mobile anthrax detection, the company said today.

 

Financial details were not disclosed.

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.