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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

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.