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DoubleTwist has put its assets on the auction block in an effort to recoup some of the nearly $80 million investors sunk into the failed company. We thought we might help.

DoubleTwist Laptop Backpack

Former CEO John Couch personally handed this authentic DoubleTwist backpack to a GT editor two years ago and it has attended every CHI genomics meeting since.

Starting bid: $13.6 million

DoubleTwist Beer Mug

May still contain authentic traces of beer served at DoubleTwist’s last extravagant GSAC bash. (May be used for non-alcoholic beverages, too!)

Starting bid: $8.2 million

DoubleTwist Action Figure

Limited edition DoubleTwist Research Agent action figure. Still in box! Bound to be a collectors item. Removable shoes and labcoat.

Starting bid: $18.9 million

DoubleTwist T-shirt

DoubleTwist Prophecy t-shirt. Actually worn at GSAC. (Slight stains in armpits.)

Starting bid: $3.7 million

DoubleTwist Mouse Pad

DoubleTwist mousepad with floating chromosomes. Compatible with Windows, Mac, Unix, or any other PC format. Can help you click on any feature in any bioinformatics database or program! (Chromosomes not real, mouse not included.)

Starting bid: $2.3 million

* DoubleTwist stock options not accepted as payment.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more