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PerkinElmer NEXTflex Custom Amplicon Panels

PerkinElmer has launched several new NEXTflex Custom Amplicon panels that analyze BRCA1/2, CEBPA, HBOC-3, MEFV, TP53, and specific genes related to colon cancer, diabetes, and nephrotic syndrome. They can also detect somatic mutations in BRCA1/2 and TP53 loci. The panels offer a cost-effective solution for on-target reads with 100 percent coverage of targeted regions, the company said. 

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.