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 Oncocyte Posts $1.1M in Q1 Revenues, Beating Wall Street Expectations Namocell, SingLab Technologies Ink Distribution Agreement for Singapore Mitochondrial DNA Analysis Uncovers Influence of Genetic Variation on Hundreds of Phenotypes Bipolar Disorder GWAS Meta-Analysis Points to Potential Treatment Targets Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Dutch DNA Biotech Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Singular Genomics, Invitae, COVID-19, and More The Scan Gap in COVAX Doses BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports. Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results. Influence of Luck The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases. PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.