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Life Technologies has released its Qubit 2.0 Fluorometer — a system that quantitates DNA, RNA, and protein. According to the company, the system is particularly useful for samples that are rare, difficult to purify, or expensive to obtain or prepare. The system features an LCD color touch screen and USB port.


Amresco, a biochemical and reagent manufacturer and distributor, has released its Ready PCR Mix, 2X, which will allow researchers to assemble, perform, and analyze multiple reactions. The kit includes non-interfering fluorescent DNA dye in the mix for instant visualization of the PCR amplified bands, and is optimized for PCR-to-gel visualization, according to the company. The mix is particularly useful for colony screening.


The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.