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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

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.