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Febit said it has released an updated version of its Geniom Biochip, which now contains 58 newly discovered microRNA sequences.

The new sequences were found by deep sequencing in a miRNA discovery study performed on an Applied Biosystems SOLiD 3 sequencing system, Febit said, adding that all 58 miRNAs have been validated using the ABI TaqMan miRNA qRT-PCR assay.



ZyGem
said it has launched a line of RNAGem RNA extraction kits.

The kits, the company said, feature an optimized new formulation of its enzymatic technology that uses a single-tube process to provide complete extraction of RNA, including non-coding RNAs and miRNAs.

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.