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Exiqon recently introduced the miRcury LNA University RT microRNA PCR line, a new platform for quantitative real-time PCR analysis of miRNAs.

The platform, the company said, includes a universal reverse transcription step, which improves the technology's miRNA expression-profiling sensitivity. It also includes ready-to-use qPCR panels that have been shown to enable accurate and reproducible expression profiling from samples with limited RNA yields such as formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections and serum/plasma samples.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.