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Qiagen s RNeasy 96 Universal Tissue Kit and RNeasy 96 Universal Tissue 8000 Kit, Proligo s siRNA Design Service, and Molecula s Antisense Oligonucleotide Design Service

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Qiagen has recently released its RNeasy 96 Universal Tissue kit, which allows for high-throughput RNA purification from any type of animal tissue.

The company has also recently launched the RNeasy 96 Universal Tissue 8000 kit, which is designed for RNA purification from animal tissue using the BioRobot Gene Expression — Real Time RT-PCR system.


Proligo has begun offering an siRNA design service at no charge through its website.

According to the company, the siRNAs can be designed using its in-house software. The public version of the design service, Proligo added, “incorporates all the fundamental rules and guidelines as outlined by [Thomas] Tuschl and colleagues.”

Details about the service can be found at http://www.proligo.com/YouAtWeb/base.nsf/CurrentBaseLink/N25HYW5W858AMOEEN.


Molecula recently introduced an antisense oligonucleotide design service.

Inquiries about the service can be made at http://www.molecula.com/new/anti_inquiry.html.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.