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Qiagen Licenses HandyLab Extraction Technology

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – HandyLab said this week that Qiagen has licensed the firm's extraction technology for use in the sample preparation part of its human papillomavirus assays.

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based HandyLab said its extraction technology would be used with the HPV molecular diagnostic tests on Qiagen's QIAensemble and QIAsymphony random access platforms. Financial and other terms of the license were not disclosed.

HandyLab is a privately-held molecular diagnostics company developing products for the decentralization of nucleic acid testing.

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.