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Beckman Integrates Biomek Cell Culture Workstation, Vi-CELL XR Analyzer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Beckman Coulter today said it has integrated its Biomek Laboratory Automation Workstation with its Vi-CELL XR Cell Viability Analyzer for imaging and culture-analysis tasks.
Beckman said the joined platform will enable researchers to monitor cell growth over time and to provide analysis and data needed to “evaluate clone selection, cell expansion, and protein-expansion results.”
Beckman said the integrated solution includes the Vi-CELL XR, a Biomek NXP workstation configured with a Span-8 Pod and gripper, a Biomek FXP dual-bridge workstation, storage devices, incubator, plate hotel, and two detectors.

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US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.