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NuGen of San Carlos, Calif., on Wednesday launched its Ovation Biotin System for RNA amplification and labeling, optimized for use on the Affymetrix platform. The product starts with as little as five nanograms of RNA starting material to yield sufficient RNA for at least one U133 GeneChip-brand array and enable the use of rare sample materials as small biopsies and micro-dissected samples. The product uses NuGen’s technology for post amplification fragmentation and direct chemical attachment of biotin to cDNA amplification products.

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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.