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Frederick Sanger, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1958 for determining the structure of insulin, and again in 1980 for his work on sequencing DNA, has died at age 95.

Proteome Sciences said this week it had appointed Chee Gee See director of personalized medicine.

The story has been updated to include net loss from the first half of 2012 on an adjusted basis and to reflect that the company raised cash after the end of the recently completed period.

Proteome Sciences had released its new β-amyloid mass spec workflow for quantification of Aβ species in cerebrospinal fluid.

Proteome Sciences this week said it has raised roughly £1.57 million ($2.44 million) in an issue of shares to an unnamed institutional investor.

Proteome Sciences presented data this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Boston demonstrating that treatment with its casein kinase 1 delta inhibitor compounds improved cognition in a mouse model of tauopathy.

Proteome Sciences said this week that it has signed an agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific providing access to patents related to its Tandem Mass Tags isobaric tagging reagents in exchange for cash and a no-cost lease from Thermo Fisher for mass spectrometry equipment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Proteome Sciences today announced a $2.1 million contract with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop methods of profiling changes in cancer pathways.

Proteome Sciences this week reported full-year 2012 revenues of £1.2 million ($1.8 million), up 13 percent from £1 million in 2011.

Shimadzu this week announced the launch of its Imaging Mass Microscrope, iMScope, which combines optical microscopy and mass spectrometry in one instrument.

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23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.

China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.

In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.