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Affy to Launch Eight Plant and Animal Arrays This Year

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (GenomeWeb News) - Affymetrix plans to launch eight new microarrays for the analysis of plants and animals this year, the company said today.


The arrays, developed in collaboration with plant and animal researchers, will cover canine, Rhesus macaque, Medicago trancatula, Brassica, tomato, citrus, poplar, and sugar cane.


Under its consortia program, Affymetrix paid for the design of the new arrays, using sequence data from the research communities.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.