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Integrated DNA Technologies Ambient Temperature PrimeTime Gene Expression Master Mix

Integrated DNA Technologies has developed a master mix for probe-based qPCR assays that is stable for ambient shipping. The company's PrimeTime Gene Expression Master Mix is the only widely distributed commercial master mix shipped in solution at ambient temperature. Under these conditions, the master mix, which is compatible with a wide range of real-time PCR instruments, continues to deliver consistent, high-quality results, the company said. IDT expects savings of approximately 33 tons (US) in total package weight, 28.5 tons in dry ice, and 4,700 square feet of landfill waste during the course of a typical year.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.