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AnaSpec, GWC Technologies

AnaSpec this week launched the HiLytePlus series of fluorescent dyes, the next generation in the company’s line of dyes. The new product has excitation wavelengths of 555, 647, and 750 nm. The dyes are available individually and in AnaTag Labeling Kits, labeled secondary antibodies, and labeled streptavidin.


GWC Technologies this week launched of a low volume flow cell for its SPRimager II label-free array platform. The cell, for improved kinetics analysis, is readily interchangeable with the standard flow cell, the company said, and a key benefit of the new cell is “more rapid exchange between analytes.”

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.