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IDT qPCR Master Mix, Target Capture Hybridization and Wash Kit, and Blocking Oligos

Integrated DNA Technologies has launched a Probe-Based qPCR Master Mix and Target Capture Hybridization and Wash Kit. The master mix is optimized to support probe-based qPCR assays for gene expression analysis. It is guaranteed to provide assay efficiencies of greater than 90 percent when used with PrimeTime qPCR Assays in two-step RT-qPCR, said IDT on its website. The Target Capture Hybridization and Wash Kit have a mix of reagents that have been optimized for target enrichment using XGen Lockdown Probes and Panels. The kit generates results quickly with a short, four-hour hybridization protocol, said IDT on its website. The Blocking Oligos prevent adapter cross-hybridization in target capture reactions. These oligos bind to platform adapter sequences on a designated strand (usually the inverse of the synthetic adapter) to help prevent non-specific binding, said IDT on its website. 

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.