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Illumina SeqLab

Illumina has launched SeqLab, an integrated solution for customers with HiSeqX Systems to enable large-scale human whole-genome sequencing. Illumina partnered with GenoLogics and Hamilton Robotics to provide the end-to-end solution, which includes Clarity LIMS X Edition, Microlab STAR liquid-handling robotics, HiSeq Analysis Software v2.0, and Illumina SeqLab Consulting Service.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.