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Dante Labs Whole GenomeZ

Dante Labs has launched a whole-genome sequencing methodology called Whole GenomeZ. Whole GenomeZ provides 130X coverage to the entire exome and 30X coverage to the rest of the genome. The cost of the test is $999 or €849, which is below the standard cost of whole-genome sequencing at most facilities, the firm said. 

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.