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Thermo Fisher Scientific Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification, a capillary electrophoresis platform. The system is designed for small- to medium-sized forensic DNA and paternity laboratories. It has been validated according to Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) guidelines on several Applied Biosystems STR amplification kits. The instrument uses an integrated cartridge that combines a capillary array, polymer reservoir, and anode buffer.

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Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.