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ArcherDx's Software

ArcherDx has launched new versions of its Archer suite of software programs. 

Archer Analysis 3.1 now supports automated sequence analysis, which inmproves turnaround times and enables researchers to call genomic alterations faster than previously possible. Archer Assay Designer 2.0 supports the creation of multiplex gene fusion assays by modifying existing, optimized catalog panels. And Archer Quiver, a database of gene fusion information, has been updated to include the latest information from COSMIC, PubMed, and other repositories.

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.