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Oxford Gene Technology SureSeq MyPanel NGS Custom FH Panel

Oxford Gene Technology has launched the SureSeq myPanel NGS Custom FH panel for the study of variants in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The panel includes exons for LDLR, PCSK9, APOB, LDLRAP1, APOE, LIPA, STAP1 and 14 additional single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with FH. It delivers single nucleotide variation and copy number variation detection on a single small panel and allows customization by 'mix and match' of fully-optimized genes and hotspot content, which enables researchers to selectively sequence relevant regions, the company said.

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WHO OKs Emergency Use of Sinopharm Vaccine

The World Health Organization has granted emergency approval for Sinopharm's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Guardian reports.

Scientific Integrity Panel to Meet

According to the Associated Press, a new US scientific integrity panel is to meet later this week.

Trying in the Eye

NPR reports that a study of Editas Medicine's CRISPR therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis has begun.

PLOS Papers on Cerebellum Epigenetics, Copy Number Signature Tool, Acute Lung Injury Networks

In PLOS this week: epigenetics analysis of brain tissue, bioinformatics tool to find copy number signatures in cancer, and more.