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Biomatrica DNAgard Saliva HT

Biomatrica has launched the DNAgard Saliva HT, a saliva DNA-collection device optimized for use with automated laboratory DNA testing instruments. The device features a pierceable cap that eliminates aerosol contamination and uncapping for automated robotic sample processing. It also features LIMS-compatible triple-redundant labeling.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.