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Bayer Buys Sample-Prep System From Hamilton to Develop IVD Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Bayer Healthcare today said it will buy a customized Microlab STARlet sample-preparation system from Hamilton Company as part of its plan to develop a new platform for performing molecular diagnostics.
 
The two companies will work together to customize the platform to meet the requirements of Bayer’s quantitative PCR technology.
 
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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.