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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

Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis.

Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed

PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven.

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.