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Adaptive Biotechnologies' ImmunoSeq Kit

Adaptive Biotechnologies has launched a research kit of its ImmunoSeq assay, previously only available as a service. ImmunoSeq enables T-cell sequencing and bioinformatics analyses with four hours of hands-on time. In addition, customers can still access the same bioinformatics software and proprietary, patent-pending method for controlling for PCR amplification bias that is provided as part of the ImmunoSeq service. 

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.