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Loop Genomics Microbiome Sequencing Sample Prep Kits

Loop Genomics has launched four new sample preparation kits for use on Illumina sequencers to help identify the presence and relative abundance of organisms in the human microbiome. 

The kits include: a low biomass phased V1-V9 full-length 16S kit with picogram input amounts and zero human DNA background; a phased 18S-ITS1-ITS2 long-read solution for fungal Mycobiome profiling that interrogates an approximately 2.5-kb contiguous region of the genome; a low biomass version of the fungal profiling kit; and a 16S read-cloud kit offering V1-V9 coverage without V1-V9 phasing.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.