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SoftGenetics has introduced a browser and viewer for next-generation sequencing data that has been processed by its NextGene software.

For most datasets, the viewer can be run on 32-bit desktop or laptop computers. It contains complete reference annotation and allows users to review, edit, and print reports of analyses performed by NextGene, such as SNP, indel, structural variant, ChIP-seq, transcriptome, miRNA, and other analyses. It supports data from the Roche 454 GS, Life Technologies/Applied Biosystems SOLiD, and Illumina GA.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.