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SeraCare Seraseq Inherited Cardiomyopathy Reference Material

SeraCare Life Sciences has launched the Seraseq Inherited Cardiomyopathy Reference Material, a multiplexed reference material for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) testing by next-generation sequencing. It was developed in collaboration with Birgit Funke, director of clinical research and development at the Partners Healthcare Laboratory for Molecular Medicine. The Seraseq reference material combines ten common pathogenic and/or technically challenging variants for HCM in a well characterized genomic background at a 50 percent target allele frequency, the company said. This is the first testing  control product to be launched after the company's research on testing controls was published online in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics earlier this year.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.