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Cole-Parmer DNA Prep Kit by Arcis Biotechnology

Cole-Parmer has launched the DNA Prep Kit by Arcis Biotechnology. The Arcis kit can be used for DNA and/or RNA extractions from fluids, such as blood, and requires as little as 30 µl of sample. It uses a two-step workflow that prepares samples in three minutes with high yields. The product is ideal for PCR, real-time PCR, isothermal amplification, sequencing, genetic profiling, and forensic studies, and can be easily integrated into automated processes, the company said. 

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Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.