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Bionano Genomics Saphyr System Software Update

Bionano Genomics has released updated software for its Saphyr instrument that allows the system to image up to 96 human genomes per week to a depth of coverage of 100X, or nearly 5,000 samples per year. The update is preinstalled on new systems and will be made available free of charge to existing customers. It also includes Saphyr Assure, an automated system monitoring tool that continuously inspects data quality and instrument performance.

The Scan

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.