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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

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.