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CLC Bio has launched Genomics Gateway, a new framework for visualizing, combining, and analyzing genome data. This first version will focus on comparative filtering of genomic variations.

The software will be included in the company's desktop software package, CLC Genomics Workbench, and will be available to all existing Genomics Workbench customers who are still eligible for product updates. A public beta of Genomics Workbench including the Genomics Gateway is scheduled for late June.


Knome has released kGAP 2.0, the second version of its genome interpretation engine, which identifies genetic factors that influence disease risk, cancer progression, and drug response. The new release makes use of cloud computing and has an initial capability to simultaneously process more than 300 genomes, according to the company. It can process sequence data from all major sequencing platforms. The company uses the software as the basis for its genome-interpretation services.



RainDance Technologies
has released its HeatWave chip, a microdroplet consumable developed using the Sony DADC Optical Disc technology, as part of a partnership with Sony DADC. The HeatWave chip was designed to be used on RainDance's RDT 1000 instrument for applications such as targeted next-gen sequencing, rare cancer mutation detection, and genetic screening. The chip supports all of the RDT 1000 commercial applications, including the recently launched genetic screening panels.
The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.