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Bioo Scientific NEXTflex BRCA 1/2 Amplicon Panel

Bioo Scientific has launched the NEXTflex BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 Amplicon panel for formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) Illumina-compatible sequencing. The kit detects clinically relevant somatic mutations in the BRCA 1/2 genes from DNA isolated from FFPE samples. It includes all components necessary for rapidly generating ready-to-sequence libraries, including primer pairs, library prep reagents, size selection beads, and indexed barcodes.

The Scan

CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern"

CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern."

From FDA to Venture Capital

Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post.

Consent Questions

Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles.

Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes

In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.