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Ambion: Mar 22, 2007

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Ambion has recently introduced the Pre-miR miRNA starter kit, which is designed for “controlling and optimizing miRNA gain-of-function experiments in human cells mediated by synthetic miRNA mimics.”
 
According to the company, the kit includes positive and negative control Pre-miR miRNA precursors, which are chemically modified double-stranded RNA molecules designed to mimic endogenous mature miRNA molecules, as well as a transfection agent.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.