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Quantabio Q Thermal Cycler

Quantabio has launched Q, a portable thermal cycler that weighs 4.5 pounds and processes up to 48 samples per run. The instrument can detect two-fold expression level differences and yields results in as little as 25 minutes without any calibration. Up to 10 instruments can be connected with Bluetooth, enabling processing of up to 480 samples in a single data set.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.