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New Products: CLC Bio's MedQL Variant Prioritizer; DNA Genotek's GenoFind Services

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CLC Bio and BioQL have launched MedQL Variant Prioritizer, a plugin for the CLC Genomics Workbench. It connects with MedQL's online database to prioritize variants in gene regions based on their degree of association with a phenotype. The database contains more than 20 million articles from Medline. The plugin can be downloaded for free here.


DNA Genotek has launched GenoFind Genomic Services, a DNA extraction service that is optimized for oral samples collected with DNA Genotek's Oragene products.

The Scan

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.