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BGI Next-gen Sequencing Lab ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI said today that its next-generation sequencing lab has received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation.

Accreditation was provided by the China National Accreditation Service (CNAS) in September. The scope of accreditation includes whole-genome sequencing, exome capture and sequencing, genotyping and RNA-Seq, BGI said.

It added that it is the first NGS lab to be accredited by CNAS in China. BGI also is undergoing ISO15189 and CLIA, and other certification processes.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.