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DiaCarta QClamp Gene Mutation Detection Kits

DiaCarta has launched a suite of CE-IVD marked TaqMan qPCR assays using the firm's QClamp XNA-based technology. The QClamp Gene Mutation Detection Kits detect common cancer mutations in genes such as KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, EGFR, PIK3CA, and JAK2. The assays can be used on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue biopsies as well as on cell-free DNA from liquid biopsy samples. They have been validated on the Thermo Fisher Scientific Quantstudio 5, Roche LightCycler 480, and Bio-Rad CFX384 standard real-time qPCR instruments.

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.