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New England Biolabs NEBNext DNA Repair Mix

New England Biolabs has introduced the NEBNext DNA Repair Mix, a cocktail of DNA repair enzymes designed to help repair and sequence DNA from archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples. The repaired DNA is compatible with any dosntream application or sequencing platform, NEB said. Together with its NEBNext line of next-generation sequencing library preparation reagents, NEB now offers a complete solution for preparing DNA from FFPE samples for sequencing on both the Illumina and Ion Torrent sequencing platforms, the company added.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.