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Fluxion IsoFlux Cytation Imager

Fluxion Biosciences has launched a new imaging system, the IsoFlux Cytation Imager. The system is designed to work exclusively with the IsoFlux liquid biopsy system and CTC Enumeration kit. The Imager is equipped with an automated stage, autofocus, high-resolution camera, three-color fluorescence, and the necessary objectives for rapid sample scanning and image capture. It also comes preconfigured with all components and software required for automated circulating tumor cell image acquisition, the company said.

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Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.