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Beckman Coulter Life FormaPure Kit

Beckman Coulter Life has launched a series of FormaPure reagent kits that will extract nucleic acid from formali-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues. The series include FormaPure Total for total nucleic acid isolation, FormaPure DNA for DNA isolation, and ForaPure RNA for RNA isolation. Each kit is sold in two prep sizes based on throughput needs. The kits act as a single chemistry system designed for next-generation sequencing and other downstream applications. 

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.