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Diagenode D-Plex Small RNA DNBSEQ Kit

Diagenode has launched the D-Plex Small RNA DNBSEQ Kit, a small RNA sequencing product specifically formatted for MGI's DNBSEQ sequencers. The kit is based on a tailing and template switching technology that delivers a ligation-free method for RNA library preparation from small RNA input amounts as low as 10 picograms. The technology also enables detection of diverse and novel transcripts, ensuring realistic representation of the small non-coding RNA transcriptome and avoiding biased miRNA enrichment as with ligation methods, the company said. Furthermore, the kit has been validated for liquid biopsy applications, Diagenode said. The kit is available in a 24-reaction format with two sets of DNBSEQ barcodes available.

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Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

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Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.