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Promega's PowerPlex Fusion 6C System

Promega has released the PowerPlex Fusion 6C System for forensic casework samples. The PowerPlex Fusion 6C is a six-color, 27-locus multiplex system. It combines common and informative loci to overcome typical challenges faced by laboratories, including sample inhibitors, low levels of input DNA, degradation, and mixtures, Promega said. Two rapidly-mutating Y-STR loci, DYS570 and DYS576, are included in the multiplex for improved mixture interpretation, the firm said, and the system offers rapid-cycling protocols of approximately one hour.

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.