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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.

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A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

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A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

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New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.