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10x Genomics Visium Spatial Gene Expression Solution

10x Genomics has launched its Visium Spatial Gene Expression solution. The assay provides researchers the ability to map where gene activity is occurring in a tissue specimen, with whole-transcriptome analysis of up to hundreds of thousands of cells on a tissue section.

Visium builds on earlier products from Spatial Transcriptomics, which 10x acquired in 2018, offering five times more spots within a capture area while reducing the time it takes from three days to one day.

Visium also includes turn-key software and requires access to an optical microscope.

The Scan

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.