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ABclonal Technology DNA, RNA Library Prep

ABclonal Technology has launched next-generation sequencing library prep kits for DNA and RNA sequencing, including its Rapid DNA Lib Prep Kit, StepWise DNA kit, and both stranded and non-stranded mRNA library prep kits. The kits are compatible with Illumina sequencing technology and have a 70 percent DNA conversion efficiency with 500 picograms of input, the company said. They range in price from $218 to $558.

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Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.