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Becton Dickinson Precise WTA Kits for Single-Cell Research

Becton Dickinson has launched the BD Precise WTA kits, which provide an easier method to identify and quantify genetic information in single cells. The kits include specialized reagents that can extract RNA molecules from individual cells and then "tag" each molecule with a unique molecular signature. Researchers stain a sample with dyes and insert the treated sample into a flow cytometer where the cells are lysed, barcoded, and further prepared for sequencing. Once sequenced, the cell data is processed and analyzed by a proprietary analysis pipeline specific for RNA quantification.

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WHO OKs Emergency Use of Sinopharm Vaccine

The World Health Organization has granted emergency approval for Sinopharm's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Guardian reports.

Scientific Integrity Panel to Meet

According to the Associated Press, a new US scientific integrity panel is to meet later this week.

Trying in the Eye

NPR reports that a study of Editas Medicine's CRISPR therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis has begun.

PLOS Papers on Cerebellum Epigenetics, Copy Number Signature Tool, Acute Lung Injury Networks

In PLOS this week: epigenetics analysis of brain tissue, bioinformatics tool to find copy number signatures in cancer, and more.