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IDT PrimeTime Gene Expression Master Mix

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) has launched PrimeTime gene expression master mix, an optimized enzyme mix for probe-based qPCR. The master mix delivers accurate, sensitive gene expression analysis with efficiencies greater than 90 percent in two-step RT-qPCR under both fast and standard cycling conditions. It easily integrates into new and existing experimental workflows, because it is also compatible with all commercially available 5' nuclease gene expression assays, said the company.

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.