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Pacific Biosciences HiFiViral SARS-CoV-2 Kit and Upgraded Microbial WGS Application

Pacific Biosciences has launched the HiFiViral SARS-CoV-2 kit, an end-to-end solution for COVID-19 surveillance, and an upgraded HiFi microbial whole-genome sequencing application. The SARS-CoV-2 kit uses molecular inversion probes, rather than PCR-based amplification and provides companion SMRT Link v10.2 software. It can process up to 384 samples at a time. The microbial WGS application adds HiFi sequencing and doubles the recommended multiplexing capacity to 96.

The Scan

Tara Pacific Expedition Project Team Finds High Diversity Within Coral Reef Microbiome

In papers appearing in Nature Communications and elsewhere, the team reports on findings from the two-year excursion examining coral reefs.

Study Examines Relationship Between Cellular Metabolism, DNA Damage Repair

A new study in Molecular Systems Biology finds that an antioxidant enzyme shifts from mitochondria to the nucleus as part of the DNA damage response.

Stem Cell Systems Target Metastatic Melanoma in Mouse Model

Researchers in Science Translational Medicine describe a pair of stem cell systems aimed at boosting immune responses against metastatic melanoma in the brain.

Open Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas Team Introduces Genomic Data Collection, Analytical Tools

A study in Cell Genomics outlines open-source methods being used to analyze and translate whole-genome, exome, and RNA sequence data from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas.