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Roche, Caliper Integrate PCR and Liquid-Handling Tools; Pen Co-Marketing Deal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Roche Diagnostics has integrated its LightCycler 480 PCR system with Caliper Life Sciences’ Twister microplate handler into a single platform, Roche said today.
 
The firms have also signed a co-marketing agreement to push the integrated product.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.
 
Separately this week Roche integrated its LightCycler with a bench-top robotics system made by Protedyne to help enable high-throughput PCR applications.
 

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More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.