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Genisphere recently introduced its Array 900miRNA kits. According to the company, the microarray labeling kits are specifically designed for use with microRNAs, siRNAs, and other small RNA molecules such as nuclease fragments. The kits provide validated results from only 50 to 200 nanograms of microRNA-enriched samples, said the Hatfield, Pa.-based company.


Agilent has released a 32-bit version of its ChemStation instrument-control and data-management software (version B.01.01). The 32-bit architecture improves the software’s performance and stability. Agilent has also released revision B.03.02 of its ChemStore and ChemStation Plus Security Pack add-on software modules to provide support for the 32-bit ChemStation.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.