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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

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.