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Rubicon Genomics in DNA Amplification Deal With Sanger Institute

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Rubicon Genomics said today that it has entered an agreement to perform DNA amplification services for The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute of Hinxton, UK.

 

Financial details were not provided.

 

The company will amplify DNA from 5,000 subjects participating in studies of obesity and type 2 diabetes using its OmniPlex Whole Genome Amplification technology.

The Scan

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.