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One Lambda NXType Kit

One Lambda, a Thermo Fisher Scientific business, has launched the research-use only NXType Kit for human leukocyte antigen typing by next-generation sequencing. The NXType kits feature long-range primers and an improved chemistry on the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine, enabling full-range sequencing of HLA Class I & II genes in three days, One Lambda said. The NXType workflow also includes ancillary reagents and TypeStream NGS analysis software.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.