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Scrum to Distribute NextGen Sciences Products in Japan

NEW YORK, March 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Japanese company Scrum will distribute products for NextGen Sciences in Japan, NextGen said today.

 

Under the agreement, Scrum will be a non-exclusive distributor of NextGen's protein expression platform, Expressionfactory, and its automated two-dimensional gel electrophoresis system, a2DE, in Japan.

 

Scrum is planning to introduce NextGen's products in Japan at the Bio Expo show in May.

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.