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Bio-Tek Instruments, Li-Cor Biosciences, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of Cambridge, Texas A&M University, GeneGo

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Bio-Tek Instruments and Li-Cor Biosciences last week announced the commercialization and integration of the Bio-Tek Bio-Stack microplate stacker with Li-Cor's Aerius Automated Infrared Imaging System for performing in-cell Westerns.


Version 1.1a of PHENIX (Python-based Hierarchical Environment for Integrated Xtallography) is available from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of Cambridge, and Texas A&M University at http://phenix-online.org/download/. This version of PHENIX has three main user interfaces: command-line tools, strategies, and wizards.


GeneGo has released MetaCore 2.5. The new version of the company's pathway data-mining suite features fine mapping of human metabolism, transcription regulation, and signaling along with new network-building algorithms, filters, and statistical procedures for multi-variant interpretation of human networks in terms of canonical pathways and functional processes.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.