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RareCyte Prostate Cancer RarePlex Staining Kit

RareCyte has launched a new RarePlex Staining Kit for evaluating prostate cancer specific expression of ARv7 on circulating tumor cells. When combined with the firm's CTC analysis platform, the RarePlex ARv7 CTC Panel kit allows researchers to perform first blood-to-result prostate-specific CTC assay in their laboratories. RareCyte said the kit contains CTC detection markers in addition to ARv7 and can be performed on an automated slide staining system. 

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.