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Tools & Technology

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

The Scan

Delta Variant Spread

CNBC reports the Delta variant now makes up more than 6 percent of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the US and 60 percent in the UK.

Drug Approval Sparks Resignation

Stat News reports a member of a US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has resigned following the approval of aducanumab.

Senate Passes Tech, Research Bill

The New York Times reports the US Senate has passed a bill that would provide hundreds of billions of dollars for research and development.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on DeepFun, gutSMASH, COVID-19 Data Portal

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: deep learning approach to gauge consequence of non-coding variants, way to predict primary metabolic gene clusters, and more.