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Phase Genomics Hi-C Kit

Phase Genomics has launched a Hi-C kit for plant and animal genome assembly. The Proximo Hi-C kit enables the chromosome conformation capture method, Hi-C, which measures genomic proximity of DNA. The kit includes the reagents needed to generate an indexed, Illumina-compatible Hi-C library. It does not require high-molecular weight DNA extraction or culturing techniques, according to the company. 

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.