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PCR Biosystems NGSBIO Library Quant Kit

PCR Biosystems has launched the NGSBio Library Quant kit for Illumina next-generation sequencing platforms.

The kit enables accurate and sensitive quantification of DNA libraries and generates more clustering data per run than previous solutions. The kit contains five DNA standards, primers specific to the P5 and P7 Illumina adapter sequences, a library dilution buffer, and qPCRBio SyGreen Mix or qPCRBio SyGreen Blue mix. The blue qPCR mix contains a non-reactive dye to improve reaction mix visibility.

Accompanying the kit is a free online calculator to help researchers analyze results with the kit.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.