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Norgen Biotek, GeneGo

Canadian firm Norgen Biotek last week launched its All-in-One Purification kit for the isolation of proteins, RNA, microRNA, and DNA sequentially from a single sample using one column. The use of phenol/chloroform or acetone is not necessary with the kit, according to the company.

GeneGo said the next release of MetaCore will include cow orthologs in a collaboration with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, which identified the matching bovine-mouse-rat-human orthologous pairs.
MetaCore 4.5, the latest version, already includes mouse, rat, fly, worm, yeast, chicken, chimpanzee, rhesus macaque, dog, and Plasmodium falciparum.

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.