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NEW YORK – A North Carolina startup is hoping to take genomic research to the single-cell level, with a new whole-genome amplification technology.

"I haven't done bulk RNA sequencing in probably five years," said Charles Gawad, cofounder of Durham, North Carolina-based BioSkryb (pronounced "bio-scribe") and a professor at Stanford University Medical School. "The richness of data is so much deeper. We can do the same thing for DNA."

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The Washington Post reports that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

The strain now accounts for about 80 percent of cases in Wales and Scotland, and about half of cases in England, the Guardian reports.

A new study suggests that using CRISPR to edit human embryonic DNA can lead to the loss of whole chromosomes, as the Associated Press reports.

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