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New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Qiagen, ATCC, DNAStar, More

Thermo Fisher Scientific dPCR Wastewater Surveillance Kit 

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released the Applied Biosystems Absolute Q Sars-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance Kit. Designed for streamlined dPCR wastewater surveillance, the kit contains the triplex Absolute Q Sars-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance assay and the Absolute Q 1-Step RT-dPCR master mix. The company said the RT-dPCR master mix, which is optimized for multiplexing, eliminates upstream cDNA conversion steps for quantitative RNA analysis, saving time and resources.

Qiagen-ATCC Cell Line Land Database

Qiagen and biological materials organization ATCC have launched ATCC Cell Line Land, a database codeveloped by the companies that offers manually curated sequencing data for standardized, authenticated, and reproducible cell lines. It is intended to enable biopharma researchers to access genomic information for the most popular ATCC cell lines, primary cell lines, and tissues for use in their preclinical experiments without resorting to lengthy and costly sequencing, Qiagen said. ATCC Cell Line Land also provides detailed information about actual lots of cell lines stored in ATCC's biorepository, guaranteeing each sample's provenance and quality, Qiagen added.

DNAStar Lasergene 17.4 Software

DNAStar has released version 17.4 of its Lasergene software for DNA, RNA, and protein sequencing assembly and analysis. The latest release features updates to the company's sequence editing and sequence assembly applications. Notably, MegAlign Pro, a component of the Lasergene Molecular Biology package, now includes the ability to compute and analyze variants for multiple sequence alignments.

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The Scan

Study Links Evolution of Longevity, Social Organization in Mammals

With the help of comparative phylogenetics and transcriptomics, researchers in Nature Communications see ties between lifespan and social organization in mammals.

Tumor Microenvironment Immune Score Provides Immunotherapy Response, Prognostic Insights

Using multiple in situ analyses and RNA sequence data, researchers in eBioMedicine have developed a score associated with immunotherapy response or survival.

CRISPR-Based Method for Finding Cancer-Associated Exosomal MicroRNAs in Blood

A team from China presents in ACS Sensors a liposome-mediated membrane fusion strategy for detecting miRNAs carried in exosomes in the blood with a CRISPR-mediated reporter system.

Drug Response Variants May Be Distinct in Somatic, Germline Samples

Based on variants from across 21 drug response genes, researchers in The Pharmacogenomics Journal suspect that tumor-only DNA sequences may miss drug response clues found in the germline.