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Agilent Technologies' GenetiSure Pre-Screen Kit

Agilent Technologies has introduced its GenetiSure Pre-Screen Kit, a high-throughput microarray for screening aneuploidy and other genomic aberrations in from single cells in embryos. Agilent's kit allows for a turnaround time of less than eight hours from DNA extraction to data analysis. The kit consists of an oligonucleotide array that can run up to 14 samples and two reference samples simultaneously, so more embryos can be screened without increasing costs.

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.