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Synthego Inference of CRISPR Edits Software

Synthego has launched a new tool named Inference of CRISPR Edits, or ICE. This CRISPR analysis software features rapid, reproducible batch processing of Sanger data. It's also free to use and open source, according to the company. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, ICE provides insertion and deletion percentage, indel contributions, and total discordance against wild-type sequence data for up to hundreds of samples at a time, the company said.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.