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Stratec Molecular InviMag FFPE DNA Kit

Stratec Molecular has launched its InviMag FFPE DNA kit, which the firm said allows efficient, fully automated purification of pure and PCR inhibitor-free DNA from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples on its InviGenius PLUS platform. The instrument uses a robotic system for a magnetic bead-based isolation of nucleic acids from 12 samples in parallel. Stratec said the method reduces hands-on time, with only 15 minutes of preparation time for loading the instrument and protocol selection. The firm believes the kit will help increase productivity and efficiency to obtain reliable test results in molecular pathology analysis.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.