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Illumina NovaSeq S4 Flow Cell, Xp Workflow

Illumina has launched its S4 flow cell and reagent kit for its NovaSeq 6000 next-generation sequencing instrument and plans to launch its NovaSeq Xp workflow before the end of the year.

The S4 flow cell can deliver up to 6 terabases of data, equivalent to up to 48 human genomes or 384 exomes, in two days. The Xp workflow includes the Xp flow cell loading dock and reagents and enables users to load libraries directly onto individual flow cell lanes, which enables users to mix library types or different approaches for sample indexing. 

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.