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New Products: Lexogen's Sense mRNA-seq Library Prep Kit V2; NextCode Exchange; More

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Lexogen has released the Sense mRNA-seq Library Prep Kit V2 for Illumina. The kit uses magnetic bead-based purification and integrates external barcodes. It is compatible with automation on all major liquid handling systems.


NextCode Health has launched the NextCode Exchange, a genomic data analysis and collaboration service. The service lets researchers visualize and share aligned sequence reads in real time using a browser. Data-sharing settings are adjustable.


Biomax Informatics has added its Pedant-Pro technology to Illumina's BaseSpace applications store. The Pedant BaseSpace Apps allows researchers to analyze bacterial DNA sequence with the company's genome analysis engine, Pedant-Pro Sequence Analysis Suite. They can also share results via the BaseSpace cloud.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.