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Setting Up That Lab in Your Garage

Over at Think Gene, Andrew Yates posts pictures of an "indie genomics lab." He says, "Yes, it can be done, and yes people are doing it." The indie lab includes everything from an old PCR machine to an electrophoresis box to Oragene.

Looks like if your lab is hitting tough times, you can dust off that old equipment under the bench and put it up on Craigslist.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.