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Ambion, OptimumFFPE RNA Isolation Kit, Molecula, siRNA Design and Purification Service

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Ambion recently introduced the Optimum FFPE RNA Isolation Kit, a system that allows for phenol-free RNA isolation from formalin- or paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues to yield RT-PCR-competent RNA.

According to the company, the kit replaces the discontinued Ambion Paraffin Block Kit.

Details about ordering the Optimum kit can be found at http://www.ambiondx.com/products/optimum/index.html



Molecula recently introduced an siRNA design and purification service, included free with the cost of its RNA duplexes. This service can be found on the company’s website at http://www.molecula.com/new/siRNA_inquiry.html

Molecula also has introduced an siRNA library, containing siRNAs against numerous targets including G protein-coupled receptor 40, Lamin A/C, and hepatitis C.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.