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Luminex has introduced FlexmiR Select, a new microRNA assay that allows for the creation of customized miRNA panels.

“FlexmiR Select allows researchers to configure customized miRNA panels for their specific needs, [including the ability to] mix and match up to 50 different miRNA probes in a single well,” Luminex said.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.