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Bionano Genomics Prep SP Bone Marrow Aspirate Kit

Bionano Genomics has launched a new kit for DNA isolation from bone marrow aspirates.

The Bionano Prep SP Bone Marrow Aspirate Kit allows for the consistent isolation of ultra high molecular weight DNA in four hours. Bone marrow aspirates, the primary sample type collected from leukemia patients, are traditionally considered a more complex sample type, due to cell clumps and other insoluble impurities.

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Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.