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New Product Watch: Mar 15, 2011

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Affymetrix this week launched the SNP 6.0 Core Reagent Kit. The kit includes pre-mixed and validated reagents for nearly every step in the firm's SNP Array 6.0 assay.

According to Affy, its new kit eliminates the need for mixing buffers, reduces the need to order from multiple vendors, and enables easier inventory management with a single kit expiration date. The new reagent kit can be used with genomic DNA from blood, saliva, and cell lines, as well as whole-genome-amplified DNA, the firm said.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.