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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

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.