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Qiagen DNeasy Plant Pro Kit

Qiagen has launched the DNeasy Plant Pro Kit for extraction of high-quality DNA from varied plant samples. The new kit includes bead-beating technology for significantly higher sample disruption efficiency. Plant samples often contain high levels of secondary metabolites like polysaccharides, lipids, terpenes, or polyphenols, which are difficult to remove, Qiagen noted. To address this, the DNeasy kit also includes inhibitor removal technology to clean impurities from samples and release the DNA from masking by polyphenols.

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.