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Multispan, Molecular Devices to Co-Promote Each Other's GPCR Technologies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Multispan yesterday said it will “actively” promote Molecular Devices' FLIPR Calcium 4 assay kit to its partners and customers, and that Molecular Devices will promote Multispan's GPCR compound-profiling service and stable cell-line assays to its customer base.
Both companies will create literature and web links to support the campaign, they said in a statement.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

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The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.