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Thermo Fisher Scientific MagMax DNA Multi-Sample Ultra 2.0

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released MagMax DNA Multi-Sample Ultra 2.0 reagents for DNA extraction from blood, saliva, buffy coat, and buccal swabs. With Thermo Scientific KingFisher instruments, customers can use the reagents to purify DNA from 96 samples in 45 minutes, with five minutes of hands-on time, using a protocol for either small-volume or large-volume samples. 

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Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.