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Greg Lucier, Integrated DNA Technologies, Qiagen, Sigma-Aldrich


People in the News

Greg Lucier has become a member of the board of trustees of the Burnham Institute, the La Jolla, Calif.-based institute said last week.

He is currently president and chief executive officer of Invitrogen.


Products & Services

Integrated DNA Technologies said this week that it has launched the Trifecta Dicer-substrate RNAi kit.

According to the company, the kit uses 27-mer duplex RNAs, which are processed by Dicer in 21-mer siRNAs. The kit includes thee target-specific Dicer-substrate siRNA duplexes, a fluorescent-labeled transfection control duplex, a positive control duplex, a universal negative control duplex, and RNase-free duplex buffer.

Additional information about the Trifecta kit can be found at

Qiagen has just introduced its new human druggable genome siRNA set version 2.0, the company said this week.

The company noted that it delivered the new set to the Scripps Research Institute.

Sigma-Aldrich has recently expanded its Mission TRC shRNA library to include lentiviral transduction particles.

According to the company, the expansion was made through an exclusive agreement with The RNAi Consortium.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.