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Bioline MyTaq Plant-PCR Kit

Bioline, a subsidiary of Meridian Bioscience, has launched MyTaq Plant-PCR kit. The product uses a novel buffer system that is highly tolerant to PCR inhibitors typically present in plant samples and circumvents the need for traditional, time-consuming extraction steps or additional PCR stabilizers. The kit comes in a single tube with pre-optimized protocol that is easy to automate, making it ideal for high-throughput applications such as genotyping and transgenic screening, the company said.

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Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.