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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

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.