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New Products: Nov 3, 2009


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.

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.