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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

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.