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Omicia's Opal Clinical

Omicia had added a new ACMG scoring module to Opal Clinical, its variant interpretation and reporting software platform. The update to the software will enable clinical labs assess the disease-causing potential of genetic variants using the evidence-based classification system defined by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. 

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.