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New England Biolabs recently launched NEBNext DNA Sample Prep Reagent Set 1, a set of reagents suited for sample preparation for next-generation sequencing and for preparation of expression libraries.


Rubicon Genomics has launched its PicoPlex Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification kit. The company aims to sell the kit to the pre-implantation genetic diagnostics, cancer research, and stem cell research markets. PicoPlex "enables reference labs to begin qPCR, microarray, or sequencing analysis less than three hours after collecting patient cells," Rubicon said.

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.