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OGT Cytocell Aquarius P16/3c/7c/17c Probe Kit

Oxford Gene Technology has launched its CE-IVD-labeled Cytocell Aquarius P16/3c/7c/17c Probe Kit, a cost-effective, ready-to-use fluorescence in situ hybridization probe kit for non-invasive detection of bladder cancer.

OGT's product accurately detects in urine samples the three most common aneuploidies associated with bladder cancer (chromosomes 3, 7, and 17). It also detects deletions of the 9p21.3 locus containing the well-known tumor suppressor gene p16 (CDKN2A) — commonly deleted in bladder cancer. The kit contains ready-to-use reagents and has an easy-to-use protocol, and provides specific, clear, high-intensity signals with minimal background, OGT said.

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Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.