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Design Continuum Delivers Lab-Ready Analyzers to US Genomics

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Engineering firm Design Continuum said today that it has delivered five Trilogy Single Molecule Analyzers to US Genomics of Woburn, Mass.

The company productized US Genomics' patented single-molecule analysis technology for installation in laboratory environments, according to a company spokeswoman. Working with US Genomics as well as with academic and pharmaceutical research labs, the company's engineers designed the instrument as a freestanding unit that fits into the laboratory workflow.

The machines, which can process up to 500 samples a day without amplification, will be placed in five life science research labs in the first quarter of 2004.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.