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Swift Biosciences Accel-NGS Unique Dual Indexing Kit

Swift Biosciences has announced the release of its Accel-NGS Unique Dual Indexing Kit. Developed in a set of 96 dual indices for both i7 and i5 positions, the indexing kits improve misassignment rates to less than a percent and enable multiple applications including whole-genome sequencing, as well as whole-exome and methylation analysis. In addition, Swift's kits allow a scalable workflow for low-frequency somatic variant discovery, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded analysis, microbial detection in human samples, and cell-free DNA analysis. The kits are compatible with any Illumina sequencing platform.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.