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Quanterix Multiplex Simoa Assays and Homebrew Kit

Quanterix announced the launch of its Simoa-based multiplex panels and homebrew kit. The first commercially available multiplex kits are 3-plex panels of cytokines for measuring inflammatory response across a wide range of conditions, while the homebrew kit allows customers to use their own antibody pairs to develop custom multiplex Simoa panels.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.