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Oxford Gene Technology SureSeq Interpret

Oxford Gene Technology has launched its SureSeq Interpret software for next-generation sequencing data analysis. The software was designed for use with the SureSeq NGS panels and is included with the purchase of the panels. For calling mutations with a greater than 1 percent variant allele frequency, the software has 100 percent sensitivity and 99.9 percent specificity. It can call SNVs, indels, and structural variants.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.