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BioMérieux EMAG

BioMérieux has launched eMAG, a molecular biology platform for the extraction of nucleic acids. The platform uses the company's BOOM technology, featuring automation from the primary sample tube, greater traceability, and higher throughput. The system can extract 48 samples in 90 minutes directly from a primary sample, and may be used with a broad variety of biological samples, including whole blood, plasma, serum, stool, respiratory samples, and cerebrospinal fluid.

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Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.