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FBI OKs Promega System for DNA Index

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega yesterday said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has approved the firm's PowerPlex 16 HS System for use by laboratories participating in, or generating DNA records for, the bureau's National DNA Index System.

The firm said that its system, which was launched earlier this year, has been optimized to increase success rates with challenging forensic samples. It also said that it includes a "more robust reaction buffer and integrated hot start Taq DNA polymerase."

Promega said that the NDIS currently contains more than seven million profiles and has been used in more than 94,000 investigations.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more