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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.

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Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.