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Promega PCR Optimization Kit

Promega has launched a kit for PCR assay development. The PCR Optimization Kit includes magnesium chloride, the firm's GoTaq MDx Hot Start Polymerase, and eight PCR buffers with an array of performance characteristics, all manufactured under cGMP. Once a user develops an ideal protocol using the kit, this optimal solution may then be ordered from Promega with a unique part number as a custom cGMP master mix.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.