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New Product Watch: Aug 11, 2009


Affymetrix said this week that the J. Craig Venter Institute has launched its FDA-ECSG custom microarray for identifying and discriminating between different strains of E. coli and Shigella. The new array is being made freely available to researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-supported Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center.

Agilent Technologies recently launched its SurePrint G3 Human High-Resolution Discovery Microarray Kit 1x1M. The kit offers an evenly tiled probe design selected from the firm's in silico-validated CGH probe database. Overall, more than 963,000 human sequences are represented on the chip, with 2.6-kilobase median probe spacing and 3 KB average probe spacing. Agilent's kit contains five slides. Each slide contains one million-feature microarray.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.