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Medicinal Genomics' SenSATIVAx

Medicinal Genomics, a subsidiary of Courtagen Life Sciences, has launched the SenSATIVAx Plant/Microbial DNA Purification Kit, a DNA sample preparation kit that uses magnetic microparticles to isolate and purify both plant and microbial DNA from homogenized cannabis samples. The kit provides 30-minute DNA recovery in a scalable and automated format for microbial safety testing and research into cannabis plant genetics.

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Machine Learning Helps ID Molecular Mechanisms of Pancreatic Islet Beta Cell Subtypes in Type 2 Diabetes

The approach helps overcome limitations of previous studies that had investigated the molecular mechanisms of pancreatic islet beta cells, the authors write in their Nature Genetics paper.

Culture-Based Methods, Shotgun Sequencing Reveal Transmission of Bifidobacterium Strains From Mothers to Infants

In a Nature Communications study, culture-based approaches along with shotgun sequencing give a better picture of the microbial strains transmitted from mothers to infants.

Microbial Communities Can Help Trees Adapt to Changing Climates

Tree seedlings that were inoculated with microbes from dry, warm, or cold sites could better survive drought, heat, and cold stress, according to a study in Science.

A Combination of Genetics and Environment Causes Cleft Lip

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigate what combination of genetic and environmental factors come into play to cause cleft lip/palate.