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OriCiro Genomics Cell-Free Cloning System

OriCiro Genomics has launched its Cell-Free Cloning System, the world's first technology enabling cell-free amplification of large circular DNA, eliminating the reliance on Escherichia coli cloning. Thes ystem comprises the OriCiro Assembly Kit and OriCiro Amp Kit. A simple two-step in vitro process enables cell-free assembly and amplification of circular DNA molecules without the need for E. coli transformation and culture, the company said.

The Scan

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.