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Loop Genomics Transcriptomics Service

Loop Genomics has launched a targeted, long-read, single-cell transcriptomics service that couples Illumina sequencing instruments with probe capture and cDNA from single cells to generate long-read data. The service includes Loop's computational pipeline that reconstructs the long-read transcripts from clouds of barcoded short reads and provides researchers with actionable reports, the company said.

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.