Ken Dill, a pharmaceutical chemist affiliated with UCSF's QB3, the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, has published research in PNAS that presents a testable model for how enzymatic catalysts formed the first complex living systems on Earth.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.