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Thermo Fisher Scientific Ion AmpliSeq SARS-CoV-2 Research Panel

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the Ion AmpliSeq SARS-CoV-2 Research Panel. It consists of two pools with amplicons 125 to 275 base pairs in length that cover more than 99 percent of the viral genome, and requires as little as 1 ng of total RNA input. The panel runs on the Ion GeneStudio S5 sequencer and was recently optimized to also run on the Ion Torrent Genexus system.

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.