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Applied Biosystems, Amaxa

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Applied Biosystems has recently introduced TaqMan microRNA assays for Arabidopsis, C. elegans, and Drosophila genes.
 
According to the company, the assays quantitate only biologically active mature miRNAs, require only 1 to 10 nanograms of total RNA, and have a dynamic range of up to 7 logs.

Amaxa said this week it has launched the Nucleofector 96-well Shuttle system for high-throughput transfection of primary cells with DNA and siRNA.
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Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.