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3dbiosurfaces, Stratec Consumables 3D NS-NC slide

3dbiosurfaces and Stratec Consumables have launched the 3D NS-NC slide, a microarray substrate based on 3dbiosurfaces' technology. Stratec Consumables is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratec. The slide offers increased signal intensity, more uniform spots, and other benefits over other microarray substrates, the firms said in a statement, adding it is especially attractive for protein applications as the surfaces allow proteins to maintain their shape and function.

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Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.