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New England Biolabs Monarch DNA Purification Kits

New England Biolabs has launched the Monarch family of products for DNA purification. Kits are available for gel extraction, plasmid miniprep, and reaction cleanup. They have optimized protocols and buffer systems for robust DNA cleanup and purification of plasmid DNA, and a unique column design that allows for elution in smaller volumes and does not retain buffer, eliminating unwanted carryover contamination. Monarch kits are also designed to minimize environmental impact — they're packaged using responsibly sourced, recyclable materials, and 44 percent less plastic. Buffers and columns can also be purchased separately.


The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.