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PierianDx Clinical Genomicist Workstation

PierianDx has released a new version of its Clinical Genomicist Workstation software. According to the company, version 3.0 includes a new exome sequencing workflow that meets guidelines set by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. The updated tool leverages the company's database of genomic variants and its internally developed scoring algorithm to help researchers make sense of variants found in somatic cancer samples as well as in constitutional assays.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.