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BioGenex Integrated eFISHiency System

BioGenex has launched its integrated eFISHiency system. The system is a complete laboratory workflow solution that includes 65 highly specific FISH probes, FISH visualization kits for either FFPE or cell samples, validated FISH protocols, and FISH consumables. It is the world's first affordable FISH automation system that ifist on a bench top, the company said.  The probes are processed by a unique Repeat Subtraction Technique resulting in advanced specificity and improved signal intensity, the company said. The new and improved eFISH kits contain ready-to-use protease solutions (Liquid Pepsin) and improved pre-treatment (EZ-AR2) and post-hybridization stringency wash solutions.

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Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.