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Oxford Expression this week launched its baculovirsus expression service, baculoXPRESS.

The services include gene synthesis, PCR cloning; sub-cloning; production of recombinant viruses using Oxford Expression’s flashBAC, flashBACGOLD, and flashBACULTRA virus DNA; expression optimization, protein production and purification; and next-day virus titration using the company’s baculoQUANT methodology. Additional expression services are available upon request.


GE Healthcare this week introduced 2D Protein Extraction Buffer for the extraction of high quality protein lysates with high yield.

The product is a series of six buffers are modified protein solubilizers. They are available as a dry powder, rehydrated with the provided diluent. The dry powder formulation eliminates problems associated with carbamylation which can cause spot artifacts on 2D spot maps.

Each package contains reagents to prepare 50ml buffer, and the 2D Protein Extraction Buffer Trial Kit includes reagents for preparing 10ml of each of the six buffers.

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.