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BD CLiC Library Prep System

Becton Dickinson has launched the BD CLiC system. The system is a high-throughput, fully integrated, next-generation sequencing library prep instrument engineered for targeted and whole-genome library preparation. It features the flexibility to scale between 24 and 96 samples per run, allowing the ability to process more than 50,000 samples per year. The "walkaway" automation capability, from purified DNA sample to sequence-ready barcoded libraries, can help reduce the risk of human error, said the company. The BD CLiC system is already being used by early-access customers and is now commercially available for research use.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.