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Diploid's InHelix

Diploid has integrated InHelix, its software for CNV analysis in rare disease diagnostics, with Face2Gene, a software platform for detecting facial dysmorphic features from facial photos. The integration will allow clinicians directly access and use dysmorphic patterns detected by Face2Gene from within InHelix and combine it with CNV analysis. In addition, InHelix users can also import general patient information automatically into the software.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.