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 BforCure Obtains CE Mark for Portable PCR Thermocycler to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Oxford, Oracle Partner to Improve Identification of SARS-CoV-2 Variants Akoya Biosciences Inks Comarketing Deal for Tissue Imaging Tech With Zeiss New California Condor Genome Assembly Reveals High Genetic Diversity DiaSorin Q1 Revenues Rise 53 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, GP-write, Twist Bioscience, KogeneBiotech, More The Scan Call to Look Again More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration. Not Always Trusted In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports. Identified Decades Later A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports. Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.