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What Is It?

PolITiGenomics's David Dooling wonders just what Illumina's GA IIe is. He notes that the IIe is cheaper than the GA IIx and is supposed to produce half as much data as the IIx, but the optics should be about the same since the run times are similar and both machines use the same reagent kits. "If reagent costs are indeed the same, it makes no sense to buy two GA IIe instruments. You would be much better off buying one GA IIx," Dooling blogs. "It is only if your lab has a sequencing workload that cannot utilize a GA IIx full time that a GA IIe makes economic sense."

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.