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Genetics & Genomics Tools & Technology

The latest news on life science tools and technology in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

Recently developed deep learning tools and other software packages have streamlined DIA mass spec workflows and are driving uptake within proteomics cores.

Mission Bio will use a recent $70 million funding round to develop quality control assays using its Tapestri single-cell analysis platform.

The Pro-Lab Diagnostic Pro-AmpRT SARS-CoV-2 test consists of six primers and amplifies a 206 base-pair region of the ORF1ab gene of SARS-CoV-2.

The commercial labs will also receive testing equipment from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and Thermo Fisher Scientific including RT-PCR instrumentation.

The grant will allow Weill Cornell to study genetic, social, and clinical factors that might explain why COVID-19 disproportionally affects minorities in the US.

A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.