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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

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.