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SGI-DNA BioXp 3200 System Cloning Module

SGI-DNA (Synthetic Genomics) has launched beta testing of the BioXp 3200 System Cloning Module, which adds the capability to assemble and simultaneously deliver up to 24 DNA clones from custom DNA sequences submitted electronically to the BioXp System. The BioXp System is a benchtop genomic workstation that generates high-quality DNA from custom-designed reagents. The system's workflow gives customers the ability to focus on scientific discovery and analytics by releasing users from traditional hands-on, time-intensive, tedious DNA cloning methods, the company said in a statement.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.