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Era7 V4V6 Taxonomic Profiling Service

Spanish-based Era7 has launched its V4V6 taxonomic profiling service for amplicon analysis. According to the firm, the approach uses optimal primers located in 16S regions highly conserved in bacteria and archaea. Using 300-cycle Illumina reagents, the approach sequences V4 and V6 variable regions and their flanking sequences. Era7 said that it has designed the primers to cover all sequences included in its 16SDB7 database. 

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.