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Clear Labs Clear Dx Whole-Genome Sequencing Kit for SARS-CoV-2

Clear Labs has launched the Clear Dx whole-genome sequencing solution for enhanced screening and genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2.

Intended for use with samples that have already tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by another method, the automated next-generation sequencing assay provides the complete RNA genome of the virus in less than 24 hours with approximately 30 minutes of hands-on time. The kit is for research use only.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.