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Qiagen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Qiagen has recently launched the TransFect protocol database, which provides DNA, RNA, and siRNA transfection protocols for a range of cell types and plate or dish formats.
Use of the online database is free, Qiagen said.
The company also said it has introduced Attractene transfection reagent, a non-liposomal lipid designed to enable DNA transfection of adherent cells. The reagent is also suitable for shRNA vector transfection, the company said.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press has introduced the C. elegans Atlas, a detailed anatomical atlas of C. elegans designed for laboratory use.
According to the company, the book is a large-format, full-color atlas of the model organism.

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.