Close Menu

Mass Spec

News on mass spectrometry technology and applications in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

PTC Therapeutics is developing a gene therapy for the rare genetic disease AADC deficiency, which impacts the production of two key neurotransmitters.

The company said it will use the funds to support development of its structure for lossless ion manipulation (SLIM) ion mobility separations technology.

The researchers suggested that the system's combination of speed and high coverage could enable new applications within the imaging mass spec space.

Fluidigm logged $26.4 million in revenues compared to $29.0 million a year ago and well short of analysts' consensus estimate of $28.7 million.

Revenues rose to $521.1 million from $466.6 million in Q3 2018, beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $496.7 million.

Bioethicists disagree with a research team's decision to allow the return of risk results for adult-onset conditions from a newborn sequencing project, according to Reuters.

Alterations to particular gene may enable the Quechua of Peru to better tolerate high-altitude life, Ars Technica reports.

Nature News reports that additional South Korean researchers have included the names of children on scientific papers when they did not contribute to the work.

In PLOS this week: statistical approach to prioritize rare variant searches, gene expression alterations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.