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Thermo Fisher Scientific Hamilton ID Nimbus Presto Assay Ready Workstation

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Hamilton have jointly released the ID Nimbus Presto Assay Ready Workstation for automated DNA extraction from forensic samples. The system integrates the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Presto nucleic acid purification system with the Hamilton Microlab Nimbus liquid handling system. It is preconfigured and optimized for use with the Applied Biosystems PrepFiler Automated Forensic DNA Extraction Kit and can process up to 96 samples in parallel using deep-well plates.

The Scan

Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.