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Funakoshi to Market Kreatech s Labeling Technology in Japan

NEW YORK, July 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Kreatech Biotechnology said today that Funakoshi will exclusively distribute its Universal Linkage System labeling technology in Japan.


Kreatech said that ULS is a platinum-based technology that enables rapid attachment of a variety of labels to DNA, RNA, and proteins.


Last week, the company announced similar distribution agreements for ULS with Bioke for the Benelux region and Open Biosystems in the US.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.