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Congenica Prenatal

Congenica has introduced an application to assist with molecular research into fetal anomalies. Called Congenica Prenatal, the application analyzes fetal exome and genome sequences to help detect causal variants of abnormalities in utero and generate actionable reports based on these analyses. The company said that Congenica Prenatal can save users an average of six minutes per gene of interest and 40 minutes per report beyond time gains faciliated by the base Congenica clinical decision support system. 

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.