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Applied Biosystems AmpFLSTR Yfiler PCR Amplification Kit


A forensic technology offering released this week by Applied Biosystems, the AmpFLSTR Yfiler PCR Amplification Kit, allows forensic scientists to detect “low” levels of male DNA in the presence of “large” amounts of female DNA, the company said this week.

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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.