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Thermo Fisher Scientific this week announced the launch of the Thermo Scientific Cellomics ZebraTox v3.0 BioApplication. This technique, coupled with the Thermo Fisher Cellomics ArrayScan VTI system, provides a new solution that automates the imaging and quantitation of zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos after a toxic insult.

The ZebraTox BioApplication assesses the size, shape, and curvature of zebrafish embryos two or three days post fertilization and after a toxic insult. Configurable to use unlabelled or fluorescently-labeled transgenic zebrafish embryos, the user can array the embryos in a 96- or 384-well format, then automatically image and quantitate features related to morphology.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.