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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

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.