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ATCC Cell-Specific Exosomes

ATCC has launched a portfolio of human-derived exosomes to serve as reference materials or standards for a variety of research applications. The firm's first two exosomes available are dervied from the A549 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell line and hTERT-immortalized mesenchymal stem cells. 

The Scan

Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.