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Celemics CRV Panel

Celemics has launched its CRV Panel, a multiplexed, target enrichment panel for next-generation sequencing-based identification of common human respiratory viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. The research-use-only assay detects a total of 39 strains of nine viruses including coronaviruses, rhinoviruses, influenzas, and respiratory syncytial viruses. The panel is bundled with non-cloud-based bioinformatics software that enables a complete workflow. The product is available in the US, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand via Celemics' certified retailers.

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.