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PerkinElmer NEXTflex Unique Dual Index Barcodes

PerkinElmer has added NEXTflex unique dual index barcodes to its NEXTflex family of library prep products. These 192 barcoded adapters provide data security in sequencing applications for use on Illumina platforms. This system is designed to mitigate index hopping and signal spreading, a phenomenon associated with multiplexing. Instruments utilizing a patterned flow cell and exclusion amplification technology experience increased levels of sample misassignment as a result. These adapters address the important issue of sample misidentification, thereby enabling assurance of data integrity, the company said. By allowing researchers to pool multiple libraries in a single flow cell lane, multiplexing with the NEXTflex barcoded adapters also increases processing capacity, while reducing costs.

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US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.