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Phase Genomics Hi-C Kit

Phase Genomics has launched a Hi-C kit for plant and animal genome assembly. The Proximo Hi-C kit enables the chromosome conformation capture method, Hi-C, which measures genomic proximity of DNA. The kit includes the reagents needed to generate an indexed, Illumina-compatible Hi-C library. It does not require high-molecular weight DNA extraction or culturing techniques, according to the company. 

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.