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Kapa Biosystems' KAPA HyperPlus Kit, KAPA Stranded RNA-Seq Kit with RiboErase

Kapa Biosystems has launched two new products: the KAPA HyperPlus Kit and the KAPA Stranded RNA-Seq Kit with RiboErase. The KAPA HyperPlus Kit is a single-tube workflow that enables DNA fragmentation and library preparation in 2.5 hours with minimal hands on time, the firm said. Its compatible with Illumina's sequencers and can be automated on a variety of liquid-handling platforms.

The KAPA Stranded RNA-Seq Kit with RiboErase RNA is a library preparation solution that utilizes a targeted enzymatic depletion method to reduce rRNA by up to 99.9 percent, according to the company. It also offers improved coverage of difficult GC-rich and low-abundance transcripts.

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.