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Mendelbase, Gyrolab MALDI SP1, Gyrolab Workstation


Array Genetics, a Newtown, Conn. bioinformatics company, has developed Mendelbase, a database of functional genomic information designed to categorize genes identified through DNA microarray screening. The database’s creator, W. Scott Argraves, is looking for scientists to provide to the database functional information on proteins. The website for this database is:


Gyros of Uppsala, Sweden, has debuted its Gyrolab MALDI SP1 and Gyrolab Workstation, the first products based on its compact-disk format microfluidic technology. Gyrolab MALDI SP1 is a microfluidic sample preparation device for MALDI mass spectrometry. The device concentrates and purifies protein digests, processing 96 at a time, then crystallizes them onto MALDI target areas of the compact disk. Gyrolab Workstation directs this process, transferring samples and reagents onto the Gyrolab MALDI SP1, then moving them through the channels by spinning the compact disk substrate.

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.