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Beckman Coulter s GenomeLab GeXP Genetic Analysis System


Beckman Coulter last week launched its GenomeLab GeXP Genetic Analysis System, which produces multiplexed PCR-based gene expression results from two 96-well chips.

The company claims that the system can analyze the expression of 20 to 35 genes per experiment, and recommends the system for use in drug discovery and development research.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.