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CeGaT Full-Length 16S Sequencing Service

CeGaT this week launched a full-length 16S rRNA sequencing service, including all variable regions of the 16s rRNA gene. 16S rRNA sequencing is one of the most widely used methods to determine taxonomic distribution in bacterial communities, such as the gut microbiome. The highly conserved 16S rRNA gene is approximately 1,500 bp long and consists of nine hypervariable regions (V1 – V9) that differ between different bacteria. CeGaT uses Pacific Biosciences' Sequel IIe system as part of its service, enabling precise long-read sequencing generated by circular consensus sequencing. The company also said that its service yields HiFi long reads of about 1,500 bp, and can simultaneously analyze multiple samples.

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Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.

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A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis.

Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed

PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven.

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.