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Bioo NextPrep-Mag cfDNA Isolation Kit

Bioo Scientific has launched the NextPrep-Mag cfDNA Isolation Kit for liquid biopsy and noninvasive prenatal testing. The kit extracts cell free DNA using a magnetic bead format. The 25-minute extraction is compatible with automation, does not require a vacuum manifold, and yields enough cfDNA from 600 microliters of plasma to enable robust production of DNA-Seq libraries.

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Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.