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New Products: Eureka Genomics' Proton Services; Roche's GS FLX+ Software

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Eureka Genomics is now offering next-generation sequencing services on Life Technologies' Ion Proton. Initially, the service will focus on library preparation and sequence data generation, with services to expand to target enrichment of gene panels and the exome, and complete data analysis.


Roche has launched software v2.9 for it 454 GS FLX+ system, which extends amplicon read lengths to 800 bases for targeted sequencing projects while maintaining greater than 99 percent accuracy, according to the company.

The Scan

Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.