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Qiagen, Millipore, Reneuron Group

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Qiagen this week introduced its FlexiPlate siRNA line of customizable siRNA sets for specified genes and siRNA controls. Customers can order any set of siRNAs via Qiagen’s GeneGlobe web portal, and the selected siRNA sets are delivered in standard 96-well plates, according to the company.
 

 
Millipore this week announced the launch of the ReNcell product line, “the only human immortalized neural somatic stem cell lines on the market,” according to the company.
 
ReNcell consists of two cell lines of immortalized human neural progenitor cells and media for maintenance, expansion, and freezing. The cell lines are available either individually or as a kit. Millipore said the product is a result of a distribution agreement signed earlier this year with Reneuron Group.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.