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Xcell NGS System for Cell-Based Assays

Xcell Biosciences said this week that the company will unveil its Avatar system at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference next week in San Francisco. The new system enables a new generation of cell-based assays by allowing for complete control of key physiological conditions found in the microenvironments of cells, the company said. It also overcomes the limitation of traditional cell culture to generate results that exhibit the phenotypic, genomic, and proteomic characteristics of the native sample, the company said.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.