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IntegenX RapidHit ID

IntegenX has launched RapidHit ID, a rapid forensic DNA profiling platform. The new platform has a compact footprint and can generate a single STR profile in less than 90 minutes. It features a large touchscreen interface that can play on-board training videos; a camera that can act as a barcode reader; password protecttion; and fingerprint and facial recognition capabilities. It is also equipped to interface with networks for DNA database upload and search. Consumables, which can be stored at room temperature for six months, include a disposable cartridge containing the capillary eletrophoresis elements supporting up to 250 assays, as well as single-use cartridges for buccal swab testing.

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.