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Analytik Jena's qTower³ Thermal Cycler

Analytik Jena has introduced the qTower³ real-time PCR thermal cycler. The system has silver block technology and boasts homogeneity of ±0.1 degrees Celsius over the 96-well block. It is available as a stand-alone device withn an integrated tablet or as a PC-based system, and includes software with a broad spectrum of optimized analysis algorithms including absolute and relative quantification, melt point analysis, delta-delta Ct method, PCR efficiency measurement, allelic discrimination, and endpoint determination, the company said.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.