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Thermo Fisher Applied Biosystems Converge Software

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched Applied Biosystems Converge Software, an integrated system designed to centralize all forensic, paternity, and kinship data under one powerful solution. The software streamlines and integrates day-to-day operations, but also reduces the number of manual steps involved in running the program, the company said. The platform is also expandable to enable future applications such as next-generation sequencing data analysis.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.