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Swift Biosciences Normalase Amplicon Panel SARS-CoV-2 Kit

Swift Biosciences has released a new sample preparation kit for low viral titer SARS-CoV-2 specimens.

The Swift Normalase Amplicon Panel SARS-CoV-2 kit targets the full coronavirus genome in a single-tube reaction. The two-round PCR workflow takes as little as two hours and produces multiplexed, sequencing-ready libraries. The kit is intended for use in research or pathogen surveillance.

The Scan

mRNA-Based Vaccine on the Way in China

China may soon have its own mRNA-based vaccine, according to Nature News.

Arranged Killing, Fraud Alleged by Prosecutors

The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors allege that the co-founder of a biotech arranged to have a business associate who threatened to expose him as a fraud killed.

Whirlwind Decade of CRISPR

The New York Times looks back at the 10 years since the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues published their CRISPR paper.

PNAS Papers on Blue Cone Monochromacy Structural Variants, HIV-1 Mutant, T-ALL

In PNAS this week: structural variants linked to blue cone monochromacy, HIV-1 variants affecting the matrix protein p17, and more.