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iGenomX Riptide High-Throughput Rapid Library Prep Kit

iGenomX has launched Riptide High-Throughput Rapid Library Prep (HT-RLP), which allows users to create up to 960 next-generation sequencing libraries in a short time and at low cost. According to the company, the protocol is simple, easy to automate, and avoids cumbersome processing steps such as fragmentation, repair, and DNA ligation. The kit is intended for use with small genomes and synthetic DNA constructs for applications such as microbiome screening, whole-genome sequencing of microbial genomes, quality control of synthetic DNA products, and high-throughput genotyping by sequencing.

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.