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New Products: Roche's SeqCap EZ Reagent Kits; Bioo Scientific's NextFlex 16S V4 Amplicon-Seq Kit


Roche has launched SeqCap EZ Reagent kits, which include the accessory, oligonucleotides, hybridization, and wash kits configured in a 24-reaction pack. Kits can also be ordered separately and include: SeqCap EZ Accessory for sequence capture experiments; SeqCap EZ HE-Oligo A, which includes oligos for 1 to 12 samples for Illumina sequencing; and SeqCap EZ HE-Oligo B, which includes oligos for 13 to 24 samples for use with Illumina sequencing systems. The kits are designed to be used with Roche's line of SeqCap EZ Library probe pools.

Bioo Scientific
has launched the NextFlex 16S V4 Amplicon-Seq Kit for bacterial metagenomic studies. The kit is compatible with Illumina's HiSeq and MiSeq systems. It is designed to target the V4 region of the 16S subunit and in a single PCR amplification ligates the necessary sequencing and barcoded regions for multiplexing. The kit is available with up to 48 barcodes and additional barcodes are available on a custom basis.
The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.