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Solexa Taps New England Biolabs to Supply Reagents, Manufacture SBS Polymerase

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Solexa today said it has tapped New England Biolabs to provide it with “certain key enzymes and other reagents” for its genome-analysis system, and to manufacture its sequencing-by-synthesis polymerase.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.