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Epicentre Biotechnologies has launched its MasterPure yeast RNA purification kit. The kit provides all reagents needed to purify RNA from various yeast cell types, including Candida, Saccharomyces, and Schizosaccharomyces, as well as filamentous fungi, such as Aspergillus. It uses a rapid desalting process to remove contaminating macromolecules, avoiding toxic organic solvents, bead beating, and spheroplasting. The resulting RNA, the company claims, is of higher quality than that obtained from bead-beating.

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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.