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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

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.