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RNAi-Ready pSIREN-RetroQ-ZsGreen, pSIREN-DNR-DsRedExpress, Drosophila RNA interference library, and web-based siRNA design tool


BD Biosciences Clontech recently announced that it has launched RNAi-Ready pSIREN-RetroQ-ZsGreen and pSIREN-DNR-DsRedExpress vectors, which provide fluorescent markers for monitoring the efficacy of gene silencing construct delivery.

Details about the products can be found at

MRC Geneservice recently said that it has introduced a new Drosophila RNA interference library. According to the company, the library encompasses over 90 percent of the Drosophila genome, which translates to more than 13,600 genes.

MRC said that the library complements its C. elegans RNAi library, and that details on both can be found at

MWG Biotech said this week that it has introduced a web-based siRNA design tool.

The bioinformatic service, the company said, includes a built-in Blast function and allows customers to design their own specific siRNA oligonucleotides.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.