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New Products: CLC Bio's KLAST

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CLC Bio and Korilog have released KLAST software plug-in for sequence similarity search in next-generation sequencing data. The plug-in can be combined with CLC Genomics Workbench or CLC Main Workbench bioinformatics platforms. KLAST is a sequence similarity search tool, and according to the company is 25 times faster than the current standard BLAST tool.

The Scan

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

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Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

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Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

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