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This story originally ran on Aug. 22 and has been updated to include comments from a participant.
By Adam Bonislawski

By Adam Bonislawski
Bio-Rad has developed a workflow linking surface plasmon resonance to MALDI mass spectrometry that could offer a more sensitive and streamlined alternative to conventional SPR-MS techniques.

Waters this week named the Center for Proteomics at the Translational Genomics Research Institute as one of its Centers of Innovation.

Funding Update

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NIH Grants in Proteomics, July 15 to Aug. 24, Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 is available here.)

New Products

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GE Healthcare this week launched its new Capto Blue affinity chromatography medium.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Calling Affymetrix a "turnaround story," investment firm Mizuho Securities initiated coverage of the microarray firm with an Outperform rating and a price target of $6 per share.

Movers & Shakers

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Pronota founder and chief scientific officer Koen Kas has left the company to pursue work on a new venture.

Humans as Host

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Participants are calling the Human Microbiome Project a second Human Genome Project. The massive global effort aims to get to the bottom of the relationship between microorganism and host, and disease and health.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.