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The Sequencing Center Human WGS Service

The Sequencing Center of Fort Collins, Colorado has launched a human whole-genome sequencing service for medical research. It includes data analysis as well as data management services. Customers can also request DNA extraction to be performed at no additional cost. According to the firm's website, sequencing projects take 10 to 15 business days to complete.

The Scan

Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.