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New Products: Illumina's Nextera Enrichment Kits

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Illumina has launched new Nextera exome and custom enrichment kits. Samples can be prepared in less than three hours and an entire enrichment workflow can be completed in two days, according to the company. The kits require 50 nanograms of DNA, and the exome kit targets more than 62 megabases in both the coding and untranslated regions.

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.