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Roche MagNA Pure 24

Roche has launched the MagNA Pure 24 System for nucleic acid extraction and purification. The fully automated, magnetic bead-based clinical sample extractor features walk-away automation and provides on-board primary sample handling for low to medium throughputs. The system, which is IVD/CE-IVD labeled, also provides extraction from a wide range of human sample types with a single universal reagent kit.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.