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Kapa Biosystems' Probe Force qPCR Kit

Kapa Biosystems has launched the Kapa Probe Force qPCR Kit. The kit contains inhibitor-resistant DNA polymerase and master mix to improve amplification and quantification directly from crude samples. It is compatible with TaqMan and other fluorogenic probe chemistries, and can shorten workflows by enabling low-cost extraction methods from blood, tissue, and plant specimens.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.