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Sigma-Aldrich has launched the mirPremier microRNA isolation kit for miRNA purification from diverse biological sources. The kit enables scientists to purify and enrich miRNA, along with other small RNAs, directly from cells or tissues, including mammalian cell cultures, animal tissues, microbial cultures, and plant tissues, and difficult-to-extract tissues, such as grape leaf. The kit yields “highly purified miRNA samples with no detectable large RNA," according to the company.
 

 

Family Tree DNA last week announced the launch of a comparative database for full mitochondria sequences; MyMaps, a personalized interactive genetic mapping system; and a test that allows participants to map genetic relationships through the Y chromosome.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.