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New England Biolabs' NEBuilder HiFi DNA Assembly Cloning Kit and Master Mix

New England Biolabs has introduced its NEBuilder HiFi DNA Assembly Cloning Kit and Master Mix for one-step cloning and multiple DNA fragment assembly in as little as 15 minutes. The proprietary DNA polymerase in the NEBuilder HiFi enzyme mix results in extremely accurate fragment assemblies and cloning junctions, and can assemble DNA fragments ranging from 100 bp to at least 19 kb, NEB said.

The Scan

US Supports Patent Waivers

NPR reports that the Biden Administration has announced its support for waiving intellectual property protections for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Vaccines Versus Variants

Two studies find the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be effective against viral variants, and Moderna reports on booster shots to combat variants.

CRISPR for What Ails You

The Wall Street Journal writes that CRISPR-based therapies could someday be used to treat common conditions like heart attacks.

Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

In Nature this week: review of ways to integrate data from single-cell assays, and more.