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BioNano Genomics' Irys

BioNano Genomics this week said it has reached a major milestone for its Irys system: the ability to collect human data at 30X depth, sufficient for a genome map, in 24 hours on a single chip.

The company demonstrated this new capability for the IrysChip V2, the high-throughput chip for the Irys system, and will be rolling it out to BioNano's collaborators and customers over the next two months.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.