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Promega Maxwell RSC PureFood GMO and Authentication Kit

Promega has launched its Maxwell RSC PureFood GMO and Authentication kit for food testing. The kit can purify DNA for use in PCR-based testing from raw and processed food samples — including corn, soybeans, canola, ground pork, ground beef, pork gelatin, breaded fish, tortillas, corn chips, and rice cakes — in under two hours, the company said. The new product is used on the Maxwell RSC instrument which purifies nucleic acid using novel paramagnetic particles and allows optimal capture, wash, and elution of the target material from 1 to 16 samples with minimal manual intervention.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.