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PerkinElmer NEXTflex Custom Amplicon Panels

PerkinElmer has launched several new NEXTflex Custom Amplicon panels that analyze BRCA1/2, CEBPA, HBOC-3, MEFV, TP53, and specific genes related to colon cancer, diabetes, and nephrotic syndrome. They can also detect somatic mutations in BRCA1/2 and TP53 loci. The panels offer a cost-effective solution for on-target reads with 100 percent coverage of targeted regions, the company said. 

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.