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AMS Biotechnology cfPure Max Cell-Free DNA Purification Kit

AMS Biotechnology has released the cfPure Max kit for circulating cell-free DNA purification. It is designed for samples with a volume of at least 5 ml. The company's cfPure kits use silica-coated paramagnetic particles to purify cell-free DNA from less than 1 ml to more than 10 ml of serum or plasma, for downstream applications such as bisulfite sequencing, next-generation sequencing, or qPCR.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.