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SiO2 Materials Synergy Tube

SiO2 Materials Science has launched its Synergy Tube, a blood collection tube designed to optimize nucleic acid recovery and cancer tumor cells (CTCs) after blood draw. The firm said that researchers can extract cfDNA/cfRNA and cellular gDNA/RNA from the same tube, allowing users to pair results from the same sample. 

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.