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New Product Watch: Jul 5, 2011

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Agilent Technologies has launched version 1.5 of its CytoGenomics software.

The tool allows Agilent customers to analyze their comparative genomic hybridization and CGH+SNP microarray data. It also enables users to access information from the firm's in-house CytoGenomics database and external resources such as the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man database, the Database of Genomic Variants, and Entrez.


Randox Laboratories has launched Evidence MultiStat, an automated, benchtop system. Using the new system, customers can process up to 97 drug metabolites in one patient sample on the Crumlin, UK-based firm's biochips.

According to Randox, Evidence MultiStat is intended for use in onsite drug testing. The system can also generate quality control data, the firm noted.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.