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New Products: Bioo Scientific's NextFlex Barcodes; Life Tech's HID-Ion AmpliSeq Panel; More

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Bioo Scientific has launched its NextFlex Dual Indexed DNA Barcodes, designed for multiplexing of up to 192 samples for next-generation sequencing. The barcodes can be used to multiplex genomic DNA, RNA, or ChIP-seq libraries and allows users to pool multiple library preparations in a single flow cell lane.


Life Technologies has launched its HID-Ion AmpliSeq Identity Panel, a next-gen sequencing-based SNP panel for human identification research applications. The panel is run on the Ion Torrent PGM system. It requires 1 ng of input DNA and has a turnaround time of 1.5 days. The panel includes 30 upper Y-Clade SNPs and 90 autosomal SNPs that have high heterozygosity and low Fst that were selected from publications by Yale University's Kenneth Kidd and the SNPforID Consortium.


Eppendorf has released its epMotion automation method for Illumina's TruSeq Stranded Total RNA library preparation as "Illumina Qualified," meaning that the method creates libraries that perform comparably to ones prepared manually.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more