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Telechem/Arrayit has introduced a new scanner as part of its protein microarray product package. The SpotWare Colorimetric microarray scanner, based on CCD line-scanning technologies, uses a colorimetric system that complements fluorescent scanning and allows researchers to use pigmented labels such as horseradish peroxidase, alkaline phosphatase, gold and silver developers, and secondary antibodies. The scanner holds standard glass microarrays, including those with coated substrates, and has resolution adjustable from 5 to 20 microns, capable of scanning a square centimeter in 30 seconds at 10 micrometer resolution. The scanner sells for $3,895. The instrument currently reads one array. In the future, there are plans to increase capacity for reading 12 arrays at a time, the company said. The scanner is desktop size and weighs approximately 7 pounds.

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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.