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Biotools Licenses Genetic Probes to Diapro

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Madrid, Spain-based Biotools B&M Labs has licensed its Lionprobes technology to Milan, Italy-based Diapro for detection of nucleic acids on real-time DNA amplification platforms using fluorescent-labeled probes with application in medical diagnostics and prognosis.
 
Diapro will use the Lionprobes technology to develop new kits that offer a fluorescent system for detecting, quantifying, and analyzing nucleic acid sequences, said Biotools.
 
Terms of the license were not disclosed.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.