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Agilent Technologies has introduced SureSelect DNA Capture Arrays for selecting genomic areas of interest for sequencing. The arrays are designed for small-scale studies and complement Agilent’s in-solution SureSelect Target Enrichment System. They are based on collaborative work with Greg Hannon’s lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The arrays can be customized and purchased individually, according to the company.

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Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.