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New Products: Appistry's Cancer Genome Analysis Suite

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Appistry has launched the Cancer Genome Analysis Suite, a set of tools for analyzing next-generation sequencing cancer genome data. The suite contains a tool to provide high sensitivity for identifying low-frequency point mutations and difficult to find discrepancies in DNA sequences that are a hallmark of tumor development.

The suite features two of the Broad Institute's tools: the Genome Analysis Toolkit and MuTect for identifying point mutations.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.