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MGI Tech MGISP-Smart 8 Automated Sample Preparation System

MGI Tech has released the MGISP-Smart 8 automated sample preparation system in Europe. MGISP-Smart 8 is an eight-channel pipetting robot capable of independent multi-channel positioning and dual-level liquid detection, according to MGI. Equipped with technologies such as an intelligent integrated gripper and triple slide track design, the instrument enables a variety of applications, including sequencing library preparation to nucleic acid detection and sample preparation.

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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.

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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.