oligonucleotides DNA Script Preparing Launch of Benchtop Enzymatic Synthesizer for 'DNA on Demand' Premium The Syntax instrument, available later this year, will initially be able to make batches of 96 oligos of 60-mer length at a time with same-day turnaround. Clear Labs, Integrated DNA Technologies Expand Partnership to Include COVID-19 Testing The collaboration builds on an oligonucleotide supply agreement the partners signed in 2019 for Clear Labs' nanopore sequencing-based food safety testing. Genosity, Olink Proteomics Ink Strategic Collaboration The deal enables Genosity to add Olink's proteomics technology with next-generation sequencing readout to its repertoire of services. NuProbe Licenses Two Oligonucleotide Technologies from Rice University The technologies, called non-extensible oligonucleotides and linear DNA assembly, may help the sample prep firm improve existing products. High-Throughput Single-Cell Transcriptomics Assay Facilitates Compound Screens Premium The new method, called sci-Plex, combines nuclear hashing and improved single-cell combinatorial indexing RNA-seq to profile the transcriptional response of single cells. Breaking News Seven Bridges, ZS Genetics Partner for Multiomics Analytics in Drug Development BioMérieux Receives CE Mark for Vitek Clinical Microbiology Mass Spec System People in the News: New Appointments at Helix, Fulgent Genetics, IDbyDNA, Quantum-Si, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Centogene, Meridian Bioscience, Oxford Nanopore, More Indivumed, Oslo University Hospital Partner on AI-Driven Colorectal Cancer Research Cystic Fibrosis-Related Airway Cell Changes Revealed in Single-Cell Transcriptome Study The Scan Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Viral Integration Study Critiqued Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism. Giraffe Species Debate The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it. Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.