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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.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.