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New England Biolabs NEBNext Custom RNA Depletion Design Tool, Core Reagent Set

New England Biolabs has launched the NEBNext Custom RNA Depletion Design Tool and NEBNext RNA Depletion Core Reagent Set for improved removal of specific types of RNA. Customers can apply the tool to design custom probe sequences for their target RNAs, which can be used with the core reagent set or with other NEBNext RNA Depletion Kits. The kits utilize the NEBNext RNase H-based depletion workflow, which can be completed in two hours with 10 minutes of hands-on time.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.