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Genedata has released Expressionist Pro for analyzing transcriptomics and proteomics data side-by-side. The combined product is based on the company’s Expressionist and Impressionist systems. The software integrates transcriptomics and proteomics workflows, offers integrated statistical analysis, and facilitates integration of metabolomics data into transcriptomics and proteomics workflows, the company said.


Taiwan’s Precision Instrument Development Center last week launched a portable biochip-based device for testing blood for the early detection of heart attacks, according to a report by the publication Taiwan News. The device uses fluorescence markers to bind to myoglobins. The device uses 0.2 cubic centimeters of blood for testing.

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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.

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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.