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PierianDx Clinical Genomicist Workspace

PierianDx said that its Clinical Genomicist Workspace genomics workflow and analysis software now supports clinical microarray technology (CMA). CMA enhancements within CGW include workflow integration to submit processed microarray results from a batch of samples to generation of a templated report without user intervention; the ability to review, sort, and filter copy number variants (CNV) as well as loss of heterozygosity (LOH) segments and associated quality information; the ability to set laboratory-specific validation filters for CNV and LOH segments as well as specific panel- and case-specific filters; clinical interpretations that are automatically inferred in patient cases for review and editing; and an updated knowledgebase that includes published literature for articles that mention cytogenetic positions, genes, and phenotypes associated with a patient case.

The Scan

Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.