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New Product Watch: Feb 17, 2009

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Oxford Gene Technology last week launched a Genomic DNA labeling kit optimized for its CytoSure family of high-resolution oligonucleotide arrays.

The kit contains Cy3 and Cy5 dyes for dual-color hybridizations, and uses an internally developed buffer formulation to allow more efficient use of reagents without loss of signal intensity, OGT said. The kit also includes nucleotide mix, random primers, enzymes, clean-up columns, and collection tubes for its protocol.

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US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.