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AMSBIO MagSi-DNA Vegetal Kit

AMS Biotechnology (AMSBIO) has launched its MagSi-DNA Vegetal, a kit that enables efficient extraction of genomic DNA from plant tissue. The kit combines the company's VG Lysis buffer and its magnetic bead technology to optimize the workflow and efficient capture of plant DNA, while excluding difficult-to-remove plant compounds and chemicals, the company said. The system is compatible with high-throughput robotic liquid handling systems.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.