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Illumina TruSeq Bovine Parentage Sequencing Panel

Illumina has launched its TruSeq Bovine Parentage Sequencing panel. The new kit tests for 266 SNP-based markers, including 200 markers recommended by the International Society for Animal Genetics for establishing parentage in cattle, and 66 additional SNPs associated with economically relevant traits. The test also allows laboratories to run 96 samples together, and quickly deliver a report in 1.5 days.

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.