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WaferGen Signs Up German Distributor

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems said earlier this week that IUL Instruments will be the exclusive distributor of its SmartSlide Micro-Incubation System in Germany.
 
The SmartSlide system is an integrated fluidics exchange micro-incubation product that works seamlessly with inverted microscopes. WaferGen said that the technology enables cell biology and stem cell researchers to conduct complex time lapse imaging studies in consistently optimal physiological conditions.
 
WaferGen said that IUL is showcasing the SmartSlide system at the Analytica 2008 conference currently being held in Munich, Germany.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.