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Victoria Proteomics Center Invests CA$1M in Equipment

NEW YORK, June 11 (GenomeWeb News) -- The University of Victoria-Genome British Columbia proteomics center in Victoria, Canada, has spent CA$1 million ($740,000) in Genome BC funding on new mass spec, computer, and automation equipment, according to The Ring, a University of Victoria newspaper.

 

The funding came from Western Economic Diversification and MDS Metro Laboratory Services and was part of a CA$2.5 million grant to Genome BC that was announced in April.

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Team Tracks Down Potential Blood Plasma Markers Linked to Heart Failure in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

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Study Points to Synonymous Mutation Effects on E. Coli Enzyme Activity

Researchers in Nature Chemistry saw signs of enzyme activity shifts in the presence of synonymous mutations in a multiscale modeling analysis of three Escherichia coli genes.

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With data for nearly 9,200 pregnant individuals, researchers in Genetics in Medicine demonstrate the feasibility of their carrier screening and reflex single-gene non-invasive prenatal screening approach.

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.