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Arrow Diagnostics ArrowforNGS Microbiota Solution A/B

Arrow Diagnostics has launched two library preparation kits for bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequencing, called ArrowforNGS Microbiota Solution A/B. The kits come with dedicated analysis software. Microbiota Solution A amplifies 16S hypervariable regions V1-V2-V3 and Microbiota Solution B amplifies 16S hypervariable regions V3-V4-V6. Both kits are compatible with the Illumina MiSeq sequencing platform.

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And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.