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Stratec Molecular InviMag Free Circulating DNA Kit

Stratec Molecular has launched its InviMag Free Circulating DNA Kit/IG, which enables efficient, fully automated purification of cfDNA fragments. The kit is designed for the company's InviGenius PLUS instrument that uses an automated system for magnetic bead-based isolation of nucleic acids in up to 12 samples in parallel. The automated workflow allows researchers to concentrate isolated cfDNA to a low elution volume of 100 μl for further detection and analysis of different biomarkers, the company said.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.