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Golden Helix has launched its SNP and Variation Suite 7.5 to analyze, visualize, and manage genomic data from next-generation sequencing and microarray studies. The upgraded software contains new tools for rare variant analysis, improved statistics, and flexible visualization tools, according to the company.


Mogene is now offering sequencing services with extra-long reads on Roche's 454 GS FLX+ platform. The St. Louis-based services company recently expanded its operations and has hired additional personnel to be able to handle more projects.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.