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NEW YORK – When the US Food Administration granted the first Emergency Use Authorization for a saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 PCR test to the Rutgers Clinical Genomics Laboratory at RUCDR Infinite Biologics in April, many expected that other assays using saliva samples would quickly follow and scale to large numbers.

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The Guardian reports that the UK COVID genomics consortium is monitoring mutations that are arising within circulating SARS-CoV-2 strains for any that may affect future vaccines.

The UK is investing £33.6 million into a controversial human SARS-CoV-2 challenge study, according to Reuters.

Science reports that Max Planck and Nature have struck a deal for affiliated authors to publish papers that are accessible to the public as well as access Nature-branded journals.

In PNAS this week: genomic analysis of ancient animals from Tibet, oncoproteins tied to WEE1 kinase enzyme inhibitor response, and more.

Oct
21
Sponsored by
Roche

Target enrichment has been a major driver behind the clinical adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) over the last decade because it simplifies analysis and provides a cost-effective method of massive parallel resequencing. It has not only replaced Sanger sequencing, but it is actively dispensing the need for parallel copy number variant (CNV) analysis using classic techniques.

Oct
22
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

This webinar will share the Lorraine Cancer Institute's experience in implementing a novel targeted solution to accurately assess homologous recombination repair (HRR) deficiency by analyzing a series of genes, beyond BRCA, and calling multiple types of variants, including copy number variants (CNVs).

Oct
28
Sponsored by
NRGene

Molecular breeding methods such as genomic selection and genome-wide association studies often require high-density genotypic data from many samples, but the cost and complexity of genotyping at this scale may be prohibitive.

Oct
29
Sponsored by
Illumina

Illumina’s BaseSpace Sequence Hub (BSSH) supports primary and secondary analysis of massively parallel sequencing data and can be applied to gene panel data that is generated as part of a clinical cancer assay performed in a pathology lab.