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BioEcho Life Sciences EchoLution Buccal Swab DNA Kit

BioEcho Life Sciences has launched the EchoLution Buccal Swab DNA Kit. The kit provides an ultra-fast extraction method and delivers ready-to-use DNA for downstream applications such as PCR testing, genetic sequencing, and other analyses like short tandem repeat and parental testing. Specifically, the lysis takes place within two to five minutes and yields high-quality DNA from dry swabs.

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Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.