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Thermo Fisher Opens RNAi Lab in Colorado for Contract Services, R&D

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened an RNAi research and services lab in Lafayette, Colo., the company said today.
 
The lab will offer contract RNAi screening and analysis services, including high-throughput screening, along with services and research using the company’s bioreagents, robotics, and other instrument systems, the company said.
 
It will also develop new therapeutic technologies involving RNAi, Thermo said.
 
Thermo said the lab features its Dharmacon siRNA and miRNA libraries, as well as the BioImage and Cellomics high-content screening reagents and image-analysis instruments.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.