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Beckman Coulter Genomics has developed DNAdvance SP, a new version of its DNA extraction kit for use with saliva samples collected with DNA Genotek's Oragene DNA self collection kits.


Life Technologies' Applied Biosystems 3500 Dx Series Genetic Analyzer, a CE IVD-marked capillary electrophoresis system for nucleic analysis, is now available in Australia, India, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. The instrument has also been approved by the Singaporean and Taiwanese regulatory authorities, and the current IVD policies of Australia, New Zealand, and India allow the system to enter into commercial distribution in these countries, Life Technologies said. The system is already available in 13 European countries.

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.