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New Products: Takara Bio Europe's Xfect siRNA Transfection Reagent; Exiqon's miRcury LNA microRNA Array

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Takara Bio Europe has introduced the Xfect siRNA transfection reagent.

According to the company, the reagent ensures efficient delivery of siRNAs with low toxicity due to the use of biodegradable nanoparticles created by the binding of the reagent to dsRNA.


Exiqon has introduced the seventh generation of its miRcury LNA microRNA array, which includes 3,100 capture probes covering all human, mouse, and rat miRNAs in the latest version of miRBase.

The Scan

Call for a Different Tack

Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News.

Wastewater Warning

The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge.

Can't Get in the Program

Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports.

Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing

In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.