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NuGen Unique Dual Index Pairs

NuGen Technologies has added 96 unique dual index pairs to several of its library preparation kits. The index pairs enable software to detect when so-called "barcode hopping" has occurred. As a result, they prevent sequence reads from being assigned to the wrong sample. Dual index pairs are currently available for the Ovation Ultralow System V2 for DNA-seq library preparation and for the Universal Plus mRNA-Seq and Trio RNA-Seq systems for RNA-Seq library preparation. They will also be available for the Methyl-Seq product line soon.

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.