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System Biosciences has recently launched GeneNet siRNA libraries targeting the full human and mouse genomes.

According to the company, each library contains more than a hundred thousand siRNA templates that target 47,400 human or 39,000 mouse transcripts.

Additional details about the libraries can be found at http://www.systembio.com/genenet_sirna_libraries.htm.


Ambion has introduced the pMir-Report mRNA expression reporter vector system.

According to the company, the system provides in-cell measurement of miRNA expression. Additional details about the system can be found at http://www.ambion.com/catalog/CatNum.php?5795.

The Scan

Rise of BA.5

The New York Times reports that the Omicron subvariant BA.5 has become the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 in the US.

UK Health Secretary Resigns

Sajid Javid, the UK health secretary, resigned along with Chancellor Rishi Sunak, saying they cannot work with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government, CNN reports.

Clones From Freeze-Dried Cells

A team in Japan has cloned mice from freeze-dried skin cells, according to the Guardian.

Genome Research Papers on Craniosynostosis, Macaque Retrotransposition, More

In Genome Research this week: structural variants in craniosynostosis, LINE-1 activity in rhesus macaque brain, and more.