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Purigen Biosystems Ionic FFPE Complete Purification Kit

Purigen Biosystems has launched the Ionic FFPE Complete Purification Kit, which enables users to consistently recover both DNA and RNA simultaneously from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples in a single workflow. Purigen said that the workflow reduces hands-on time by as much as 75 percent compared to manual column or bead-based methods. The kit uses the company's Ionic Purification System, a benchtop instrument that uses isotachophoresis and so-called Ionic Fluidic Chips to automate the extraction of nucleic acids from a wide range of sample types. The Ionic FFPE Complete Purification Kit consists of 12 chips and a reagent set with all necessary enzymes and buffers to perform DNA extraction from 48 samples.

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US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.