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Analytik Jena's TAdvanced Thermal Cycler

Analytik Jena has launched the TAdvanced thermal cycler with silver block. The thermal cycler features ramping rates of up to 8 °C/s, while its silver block provides excellent heat conductivity, enabling fast equilibration to temperature transitions and energy transfer into samples, the company said. This high heat conductivity also leads to a temperature uniformity of ±0.15 °C at 55 °C, the company added.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.