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New Products: Agilent's SureSelectQXT

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Agilent Technologies has launched the SureSelectQXT reagent kit, which prepares libraries for next-generation sequencing in seven hours with 50 ng of input DNA. The kit uses transposase-based library preparation and includes advances in hybridization chemistry that decreases hybridization time from 16 hours to 90 minutes, according to the company.

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.