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Qiagen Biomedical Genomics Workbench

Qiagen has launched the Biomedical Genomics Workbench, a bioinformatics platform that provides end-to-end and customizable analysis workflows for the discovery of biomarkers associated with hereditary disease and cancer. The new workbench replaces the existing CLC Cancer Research Workbench. Key features of the platform include dynamic 3D protein structure visualizations for functional impact assessment; new modules for high-sensitivity identification of copy number alterations, CHiP-seq analysis, and the detection of variation in whole-genome, -exome, and targeted amplicon sequencing and transcriptome data; and tools for differential gene expression analysis and restriction and cloning site mapping.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.