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Cambridge Epigenetix TrueMethyl Whole Genome

Cambridge Epigenetix has launched the TrueMethyl Whole Genome, an integrated workflow for processing DNA samples and epigenetic analysis. The kit incorporates the company's TrueMethyl oxidative bisulfite technology, which allows researchers to accurately quantify different DNA modifications at single-base resolution, and proprietary library preparation methods. The kit also incorporates bioinformatic tools comprised of a series of scripts for QC analysis and biological analysis of the resultant sequencing data.

The Scan

Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.