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New Products: Sage Science's Pippin Link and Pippin Pulse; RefSeq v57

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Sage Science has launched Pippin Link and Pippin Pulse for library prep workflow. Pippin Link is an accessory for Pippin Prep and BluePippin that lets users boost throughput by connecting up to eight instruments and controlling them from a single computer. Pippin Pulse is a pulsed-field electrophoresis power supply for analytical gels. The new tools are designed to be compatible with the company's Pippin line of automated DNA size selection products.


The National Center of Biotechnology Information has released version 57 of RefSeq, available here, via FTP. The release includes genomic, transcript, and protein data as of Jan. 8. It includes 34,158,511 records, 27,834,581 proteins, 3,267,605 RNAs, and sequences from 21,415 different organisms.

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.