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CosmosID's Metagenomics Plugin for Qiagen's Products

Qiagen and CosmosID have launched a metagenomics analysis plugin for the Qiagen Microbial Genomics Pro suite and the CLC Genomics Workbench. The CosmosID plugin offers support for shotgun metagenomics and microbiome profiling for application in the fields of infectious disease, food safety, animal health, agriculture, and environmental analysis. According to the developers, the plugin will enable customers of Qiagen's informatics products profile microbial communities quickly and accurately with strain level resolution. 

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.