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New Products: Mar 17, 2009


Febit has launched its sequence capture technology, HybSelect (see related article, this issue). According to the company, the technology offers short hands-on time, a high degree of reproducibility, and allows users to process several samples at once. HybSelect is available as a protocol for Febit's Geniom RT Analyzer, or as a full service including sequencing on an Illumina Genome Analyzer. The company has optimized HybSelect for use with the the GAII, and said it plans to make it available for other sequencing platforms in the near future.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.