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Enzo Life Sciences CYGREEN Nucleic Acid Dye

Enzo Life Sciences is now offering CYGREEN nucleic acid dye, an intercalating agent for staining DNA. The new dye is soluble in water, providing higher stability than commonly used qPCR dyes, Enzo said. The DNA-dye complex emits a fluorescence spectra that makes it suitable for qPCR and gel staining applications, and enables it to be substituted into existing applications.

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Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.