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CRISPRevolution EZ sgRNA Kit

Synthego has launched the CRISPRevolution EZ sgRNA kit. The kit uses the company's 100-nucleotide sgRNA and is offered under its CRISPRevolution portfolio. The sgRNA ships within 5 days ready-for-transfection, is 100 percent DNA-free, and requires no annealing, the company said.  Additionally, the product offers improved editing efficiencies of up to 90 percent and in vivo stability to protect against intracellular exonucleases, the company added. The list price for the Synthego sgRNA kit starts at $295 per gene target. There are special discounts for academic research and volume purchases.

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.