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Cartagenia's BenchLab NGS

Cartagenia has upgraded its Bench Lab NGS software to enable laboratories to implement the recently released ACMG/AMP recommendations for standards and guidelines on the interpretation of sequence variants. 

According to the company, Bench Lab NGS now includes a framework for labeling and scoring variants based on the criteria and levels of evidence in the ACMG paper. Labs can also put together a variant assessment pipeline that represents their own implementation of the ACMG guidelines.

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.