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Fluidigm Helios

Fluidigm has launched its Helios mass cytometry platform, which it said enables system-level biology at single-cell resolution. In conjunction with the Helios launch, Fluidigm has introduced a proteomics sample barcoding reagent kit that barcodes up to 20 samples, enabling them to be combined, stained and acquired as one multiplexed sample. The firm said it will begin shipment of the new system in the third quarter.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.