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Affymetrix and Genisphere have launched a new miRNA expression research solution that combines Affymetrix's GeneChip miRNA array with Genisphere's FlashTag biotin RNA labeling kits.

According to the companies, the solution offers coverage of 71 organisms on a single array and allows researchers to "compare expression profiles across tissues and cell samples to gain insight into the role that miRNAs play in various biological processes."

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.