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Environmental Mold-Testing Company SanAir Buys ABI 3130 Sequencer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Environmental-testing lab SanAir Technologies yesterday said it has purchased an Applied Biosystems' 3130 DNA sequencer.
The company, located near Richmond, Va., develops and performs tests for potentially harmful molds and bacteria. It said it plans to use the sequencer to identify species that will help its sero-grouping and biochemical testing methods.
Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

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Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.