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TriLink Biotechnologies CleanTag Primer Sets

TriLink Biotechnologies has introduced two new primer sets for its CleanTag kit. The Ion Torrent Convert barcode primer sets allow small RNA library preparation on Thermo Fisher Scientific's sequencing platform. According to TriLink, CleanTag includes modified adapters that block adapter-dimer formation. The firm said that CleanTag uses automated, bead-based separation to allow a simplified, cleaner workflow, retaining high sensitivity, and the ability to work with low-abundance RNA input as well as at the single-cell level. Primers in each index set for Ion Torrent include the RT primer, 12 indexed forward-PCR primers, and a reverse-PCR primer. 

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.