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Agilent SureSelect Clinical Research Exome V2

Agilent Technologies has introduced a new target enrichment technology for next-generation sequencing. The SureSelect Clinical Research Exome V2 adds coverage for 1,099 additional disease-relevant targets, 75,000 splice sites of noncoding exons, more than 12,000 deep intronic variants, and more than 800 variants in promoter regions. The targets were curated in collaboration with Emory University and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.