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Bio-Techne, Leica Biosystems Automated RNA-ISH Probes for COVID-19 Research

Bio-Techne and Leica Biosystems have automated Bio-Techne's RNAscope COVID-19 probes on Bond RX, Leica's staining platform, for research use only. Researchers can now automate their COVID-19 research protocols, reducing manual labor and turnaround time, Bio-Techne said. Bond RX is a flexible, open platform with the capability to run Bio-Techne RNAscope duplex and multiplex protocols.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.