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Fluidigm has released an amplicon tagging protocol for the Illumina Genome Analyzer II. According to the company, the 48.48 Access Array integrated fluidic circuit allows Illumina GA users to automatically prepare sequencing-ready libraries from 48 samples at a time for $7 per sample. The array can capture up to 12 kilobases of sequence per sample. Upcoming applications, such as long-range PCR, will enable users to target up to 480 kilobases of sequence per sample, or 23 megabases per array.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.