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GenomSys GenomYou App

GenomSys has unveiled GenomYou, an app that supports analysis of genomic data on mobile devices. The app, introduced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, allows individuals to save genomic data and reports from genomic tests and to order analyses from their phones. Where allowed by law, users can run the analyses themselves on their phones. GenomYou also lets people connect to genomic labs and telecounselors. 

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.