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Bionano Genomics: Compute on Demand (COD) 1.2

Bionano Genomics has released version 1.2 of its Compute on Demand (COD) cloud compute solution. According to the company, it significantly reduces the cost and time to analyze structural variants in a human genome. Analysis results are now returned in nine hours, a 30 percent reduction in time. The improvements are enabled by the use of Microsoft Azure as a high-performance computing provider, adding to existing provider Amazon Web Services.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.