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Qiagen QiaSeq Human Exome TR Insights

Qiagen has introduced QiaSeq Human Exome TR Insights, a whole-exome sequencing workflow that combines chemistry and informatics to enable researchers to sequence and analyze genomic variations across the entire human exome. The workflow comprises three components: the QiaSeq Human Exome Panel; Qiagen CLC Genomics Workbench NGS data-analysis and -visualization software; and QCI Interpret Translational, new software the enables evidence-based variant annotation, filtering, and interpretation. The QCI Interpret Translational component is powered by the Qiagen Knowledge Base of roughly 2 million unique variants expertly selected from more than 300,000 scientific articles. The exome panel component features a hybrid-capture chemistry and workflow that minimizes GC-induced bias and improves capture efficiency and specificity. Balanced coverage across difficult target regions ensures minimal dropouts and false negatives, Qiagen said.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.