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Invitrogen: Oct 19, 2006

Invitrogen this week introduced its ChargeSwitch-Pro plasmid miniprep kits.

According to the company, the kits apply its latest nucleic acid-purification technology into a spin column format. It added that ChargeSwitch is the only sample preparation method that does not use ethanol or chaotropic salts, which are “two reagents that are known to inhibit enzymatic reactions and present storage, shipping, and handling challenges.”

The Scan

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.