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BD AbSeq Assay

Becton Dickinson has announced the commercial release of its BD AbSeq assay, which will analyze protein expression at the single-cell level using high-throughput sequencing. The assay integrates high-quality antibodies from the BD Pharmingen portfolio with oligonucleotides, allowing researchers to perform single-cell analysis on the firm's Rhapsody single-cell analysis system. When used in tandem, the tools allow researchers to simultaneously analyze RNA and proteins in thousands of individual cells and develop a clearer picture of the role genes and proteins play in biological systems. 

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.