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10x Genomics Chromium, Supernova 2.0

10x Genomics this week launched a new version of its Chromium de novo assembly solution, featuring a new version of the assembly software, Supernova 2.0. Chromium supports high-throughput crop health, breeding, and other agrigenomic studies. With a low input DNA requirement of 1 ng and optimized DNA preparation protocols, researchers can create a high-quality de novo assembly from a single insect in as little as one week, the company said. 10x also plans to release sample datasets generated by Supernova 2.0, including genomes for humans, plants, insects, and other animals.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.