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SeraCare iQ NGS QC Management v2

SeraCare Life Sciences has launched version two of its iQ NGS QC Management software. The software supports laboratories' workflows from sample preparation to variant calling enabling lab managers to review and assess run performance, determine run pass or fail status, and identify potential sources of assay drift that could cause problems, according to the company. The software also generates a report that can be used for audits or inspections. The software integrates with existing data systems like Illumina BaseSpace and LIMS.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.