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RiboCop rRNA Depletion Kit

Lexogen has launched RiboCop rRNA Depletion Kit. The kit enables the efficient removal of cytoplasmic 28S, 18S, 5.8S, 45S, 5S, as well as mitochondrial mt16S ribosomal RNA sequences in human samples for next-generation sequencing library preparation. The RiboCop protocol takes two hours to complete, according to the company's website. No enzymatic reactions or mechanical shearing are involved, leaving full-length transcripts intact for downstream processing. In addition, magnetic beads are used for depletion and purification steps which renders the protocol automation-friendly. 

The Scan

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.