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Integrated DNA Technologies

Integrated DNA Technologies has recently introduced the miRCat small RNA cloning system.
According to the company, the system allows for the creation of small RNA libraries, such as miRNA or endogenous siRNA libraries, from any primary RNA source.

The system, said IDT, consists of three protocols: RNA isolation and enrichment; cloning linker attachment; and an amplification and cloning phase.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.