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New Products: PacBio's SMRT Analysis

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Pacific Biosciences has released SMRT Analysis 1.3.3, a software upgrade that enables the detection of base modifications from sequencing data. Customers can now automatically detect common bacterial methylation, including N6-methyladenine, N4-methylcytosine, and Tet-converted 5-methylcytosine. The upgrade also enables methyltransferase recognition motif analysis and integrates the Celera assembler.

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J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.