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Eurofins NGS Tests to ID Non-Targeted Microorganisms

Eurofins Genomics and Eurofins Food Microbiology Laboratory have launched next-generation sequencing-based non-targeted bacterial screening for food and feed testing; and 16S microbiome profiling for research use.

The company's NGS-based non-targeted bacterial screening service can be used on raw or processed food matrices and provides a comprehensive view of the flora present in a product through the use of advanced bioinformatics and database solutions.

The 16S microbiome profiling service is specifically geared toward academic, pharmaceutical, and environmental researchers. It allows customers to choose from several add-ons such as DNA extraction and bioinformatics, as well as analysis of specific 16S regions, Eurofins said.

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.