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Making In Vitro Translation Work

Bitesize Bio covers tips for cell-free protein synthesis, or in vitro translation. One, you get better protein yields; two, it's an optimal environment for protein production; and three, there's no concerns about cell viability. Nick also discusses the best expression systems for prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. "The choice of the system should be determined not just by origin but also by the biological nature of the protein and the requirements of downstream applications," he writes.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.