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New Products: May 24, 2011 (rev. 1)

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Halo Genomics has released its HaloPlex PCR BRCA Panel Kit for analyzing regions of interest in the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. The kit combines PCR with sequencing library preparation and, according to the company, allows users to increase sample throughput by up to five-fold.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.