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Thermo Fisher Scientific Applied Biosystems TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Panel

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the Applied Biosystems TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Panel, a customizable product that contains 22 real-time PCR assays for the identification of SARS-CoV-2 mutations. The panel is designed to be highly scalable, allowing hundreds of samples to be analyzed in parallel. It provides results in about one hour and uses TaqMan SNP genotyping assay technology.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.