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Paragon Genomics SARS-CoV-2 Emerging Variant Panel Add-on

Paragon Genomics has launched its SARS-CoV-2 Emerging Variant Panel Add-on. The test is designed to be used with existing CleanPlex SARS-CoV-2 panels to ensure robust genome coverage for variant calling and identification. The firm said the kit's primers can be implemented into CleanPlex library prep workflows with minimal disruption. 

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.