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Scienion SciREADER FL2

Scienion has launched the sciREADER FL2, a high resolution imaging technology for total multiplexing solutions. The reader is equipped with up to three fluorescent channels it can be applied for all common used blue, green, and red fluorescent dyes that are excited using LEDs with specific wavelengths. It also contains 96 well plates for standard fluorescence single parameter assays and multiplexed arrays. The software allows automated spot finding, image analysis, and evaluation of single arrays or array batches, the company said.

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Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.