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Public Health Research Institute Center for Applied Genomics, Bioslide


Beginning February 1, the Public Health Research Institute Center for Applied Genomics in Newark, NJ will be producing Bacillus subtilis microarrays with 4,106 different oligonucleotide probes representing the whole genome of this microorganism. Any researcher can order these arrays from the center,


Bioslide of Walnut, Calif., has introduced its pre-coated microarray slides, and is offering free samples for evaluation and testing. There are two types, the precision CT-Amine slides and Amine-coated slides. Both are manufactured in a class 100 clean room environment (which means that there are fewer than 100 particles of dust per cubic foot of air) and offer stable covalent coupling to the primary amine on the surface of the slide, according to the company. The CT-Amine slides are primarily intended for printing nucleic acid microarrays, while the Amine-coated slide is intended for prepared tissue sections and cytology preps. The company can be contacted at

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.