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New Products: Jun 11, 2010

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GenScript announced this week that it is offering a 30 percent discount on its peptide synthesis and modification services in celebration of the recent expansion of its peptide production facility.

The promotion will run until Aug. 31.


Covance announced this week that it has opened a new 20,000-square-foot biorepository facility at its Greenfield, Ind., location. The facility will be used to store a variety of specimens, including plasma, serum, whole blood, DNA, PBMC, and tissue.

According to a statement released by the company, the biorepository has the ability to withstand exposure to winds in excess of 300 miles per hour and offers a range of frozen storage including -20 degrees C, -70 degrees C, -80 degrees C, and -150 degrees C vapor phase liquid nitrogen.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.