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Thermo Fisher Scientific Ion Sequencing Kits

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched several new sequencing kits: the Ion 520 and 530 ExT Kit-Chef, and the Ion AmpliSeq Direct FFPE DNA Kit. The Ion 520 and 530 ExT Kit-Chef enables robust, automated and fast template preparation  and sequencing of 400 to 600 base-read libraries using the Ion Chef System and the Ion S5 and Ion S5 XL Sequencing Systems, the company said. The kit contains a single-use template and sequencing reagent cartridges with integrated sample tracking which delivers an automated workflow for sequencing of four loaded chips with complete run traceability. The Ion AmpliSeq Direct FFPE DNA Kit enables the preparation of DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues for library construction using the AmpliSeq protocol without the need for deparaffinization or DNA purification, the company said. The kit is suitable for FFPE tissue sections up to 10 µm thick.

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Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.