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GE Healthcare last week launched illustra triplePrep, a kit for the isolation of genomic DNA, RNA and total denatured protein from a single sample.

The product combines two spin columns and six optimized buffers for use with mammalian cell culture or animal tissue. High quality and yield DNA, RNA, and protein can be successfully isolated from a range of tissue types such as liver, kidney, spleen, brain, lung, and intestine, and the cell lines HeLa, NIH-3T3, CHO-K1, and HEK-293, GE claimed.

The isolated gDNA, total RNA, and total denatured proteins are suitable for various genomic and proteomic applications such as sequencing, array comparative genomic hybridization, and array-based gene expression, GE said.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.