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The problem may be less a matter of technical capabilities and more one of sloppiness and inexperience on the part of some researchers interpreting mass spectral data, suggested a scientist.

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Simultaneous qual-quan workflows generate significantly more data than many conventional mass spec assays, posing a challenge for vendors of ensuring that their software offerings keep pace with the expanded capabilities of their hardware.

AB Sciex's new TripleTOF 5600 and Waters' new Xevo G2 QTof will enable researchers to run qualitative and quantitative workflows simultaneously, the companies said, allowing for full scans of complex samples that can then be interrogated in a more targeted fashion.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.