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New Products: Mar 1, 2011


Bioo Scientific has launched NEXTflex DNA Sequencing kits and NEXTflex DNA Barcodes. The kits are designed to prepare single, paired-end and multiplexed genomic DNA libraries for sequencing using the Illumina Genome Analyzer and HiSeq 2000. According to the company, the kits use master mixed reagents and magnetic bead based cleanup, reducing pipetting and the number of steps in library preparation. The NEXTflex DNA Barcodes are adapter containing indexed sequences and enable multiplexing of up to 48 samples for a total of 384 reactions, according to the company. They are available in sets of 6, 12, 24, and 48 unique adapters.

Wrappers for next-generation sequencing tools and assembly packages are now available here in the Galaxy Tool Shed. The new tools support Velvet, Abyss, Phrap, Carpet, Newbler, Agile, Mimulus2, FastQC, and Lucy.

has released its NGS Collection for Pipeline Pilot. The software includes a range of algorithms, including methods for de novo assembly, mapping reads to reference sequences, identifying polymorphisms and structural variants, measuring RNA expression levels, and identifying transcription factor binding sites. It supports data from all major sequencing platforms including those from Illumina, Life Technologies' SOLiD, Roche 454, and others.
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 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.