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Lexogen's Spike-in RNA Variant Control Mixes

Lexogen has launched Spike-in RNA Variant Control Mixes for the quantification of mRNA isoforms in next-generation sequencing. The firm said the SIRVs are a set of 69 artificial transcript variants that mimic 7 human model genes, and they are the only RNA control designed specifically for splice variant detection. According to Lexogen, the SIRVs can be analyzed with any RNA-Seq protocol starting from cell extracts or purified RNA and on any NGS platform, including those from Illumina, Life Technologies, and Pacific Biosciences.

The Scan

Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.