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Kapa Biosystems' KAPA Stranded RNA-Seq Kit with RiboErase

Kapa Biosystems has launched its KAPA Stranded RNA-Seq Kit with RiboErase. The kit uses a targeted enzymatic depletion method to remove ribosomal RNA and thereby improve sequencing efficiency, the firm said. It also provides an alternative to mRNA enrichment and allows for the analysis of exonic regions, precursor mRNAs, and long non-coding RNAs.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.