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Agencourt Bioscience, Ovation Biotin System


Agencourt Bioscience has launched the RNAPrep kit for isolating total RNA from eukaryotic cells. The kit utilizes the firm’s SPRI (Solid Phase Reversible Immobilization) magnetic bead technology. The kit is the second product released by Agencourt this year, following the launch of its RNAClean purification kit for in vitro cDNA and RNA clean up.

Following on the release of its Ovation Biotin System earlier this year, San Carlos, Calif.-based NuGen this week launched its new Ovation RNA Amplification System. The new system is designed for pre-amplification prior to quanititative real-time PCR analysis. Like the Ovation Biotin System, the new product is based on the firm’s Ribo-SPIA (single-primer isothermal amplification) technology.

The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.