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New Products: Eurofins MWG Operson's NGS Online Shop; Rubicon's PicoPlex DNA-Seq; Covaris' TruXtrac

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Eurofins MWG Operon has launched its NGS online shop. Included in the process is the NGS Favourites — predefined service packages that are optimized for specific applications, including genome, transcriptome, and exome sequencing.


Rubicon Genomics has launched PicoPlex DNA-Seq, a single-cell library preparation kit for use with Illumina's next-generation sequencers. The kit is especially suited for use in in vitro fertilization, reproductive health, and circulating tumor cell applications, according to the company. The library prep process is three steps and is performed in a single tube or well in less than three hours.


Covaris has launched TruXtrac High Throughput FFPE DNA Extraction and Purification kit, an optimized workflow for extracting high quality DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples for next-generation sequencing applications. The kit uses Covaris' patented Adaptive Focused Acoustics technology.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.