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Agilent Technologies' SureVector Kit

Agilent Technologies has released SureVector, a modular vector kit for molecular cloning and DNA assembly research. According to the company, SureVector is the first of its kind, providing an extensively validated set of standardized parts that can be assembled into thousands of combinations covering a huge portion of commercially available vectors that will be functional in a variety of cell types.

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Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.

Active Lifestyle Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in People at High Genetic Risk

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that an active lifestyle goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.

Beneficial, Harmful Effects of Introgression Between Wild and Domesticated European Grapes

A paper in PNAS shows that European wild grapevines were an important resource for improving the flavor of cultivated wine grapes.

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.