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Open Biosystems to be Covalys North American Distributor

NEW YORK, May 11 (GenomeWeb Daily News) - Covalys Biosciences and Open Biosystems have signed a distribution and co-development agreement that will make Huntsville, Ala.-based Open Biosystems the sole North American distributor for the Swiss company's protein labeling kits, the companies said today.


According to the agreement, Open Biosystems will distribute Covalys' intracellular and in vitro  protein labeling kits to customers in Canada , Mexico , and the US .


The two companies also pledged to develop products that combine Open Biosystem's expression and cloning technology with Covalys' protein labeling system in the future.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.