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Amersham Biosciences has upgraded its CodeLink Informatics Solution to include CodeLink Expression Analysis software — which acquires gene expression values from CodeLink Bioarray images —new workflows for the Scierra Microarray Laboratory Workflow System, and compatibility with the Scierra LWS DiscoveryHub integration platform.


Silicon Genetics announced this week the availability of GeNet 4.1 and GeneSpring 6.1 software for gene expression analysis. The new applications include features to assist compliance with the US Food and Drug Administration’s 21 CFR Part 11 requirements for using computerized systems to create and maintain records submitted to the FDA in regulatory filings.

 

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.