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Agilent Technologies' SureSelect Human All Exon Kit is now available for use with the Applied Biosystems SOLiD system. The kit enables target enrichment of all human exons and is available in sizes appropriate for studies ranging from few to several thousand samples. It can also be used for sequencing with the Illumina Genome Analyzer II. According to the company, the kit design covers 1.22 percent of human genomic regions corresponding to the NCBI Consensus CDS Database, including more than 700 human miRNAs from the Sanger v13 database and more than 300 additional human non-coding RNAs, in a single tube.

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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.