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Horizon Discovery 5-Fusion Multiplex FFPE RNA Reference Standard

The 5-Fusion Multiplex FFPE RNA Reference Standard from Horizon Discovery is a highly characterized, biologically relevant quality control material used to assess the performance of targeted NGS, RT-PCR, and RT-qPCR assays for gene fusions. Each FFPE curl is composed of a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded cell line verified to contain EML4-ALK, CCDC6-RET, SLC34A2-ROS1, TPM3-NTRK1, and ETV6-NTRK3 fusions. Using the reference standard it is possible to evaluate workflow integrity from pre-analytical RNA extraction to fusion detection. Extractable RNA is at least 100 ng, the company noted.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.