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Roche Heat-Seq Target Enrichment Systems

Roche has launched its Heat-Seq Target Enrichment Systems, which combines molecular inversion probe technology with molecular barcodes in a streamlined workflow to provide researchers with speed and reliability in analyzing sequence data. Molecular barcodes allow users to accurately measure how much sequence data came from the sample itself, how much data was unique, and how much data was redundant due to amplification during the PCR process — something traditional PCR-based methods can't provide, the company said.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.