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Tecan Wins $10M Bid to Outfit South African Police With Forensic DNA Technology

NEW YORK, April 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Tecan will receive8.4 million ($10.2 million) in exchange for supplying the South African Police Service with its TRAC forensic DNA-typing system, the company said today.


The project is financed by a European Union initiative to assist reconstruction and development in South Africa.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.