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The American Chemical Society says it will be starting a preprint server for chemistry papers, ScienceInsider reports.

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen and Roche today welcomed new guidelines recommending the use of molecular testing for human papillomavirus screening in conjunction with Pap smears.

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Complete Genomics has appointed Keith Raffel as chief commercial officer and Jill Hagenkord as chief medical officer.

The partners will provide sequencing and analysis services to up to eight grant winners.

Aetna will collaborate with the University of South Florida, Georgetown, and the American Cancer Society to study whether BRCA mutation tests are provided to the right women.

The $720,000 grant will fund research aimed at analyzing tyrosine kinases that could be useful in cancer drug efforts.

The institute will use a grant from the American Cancer Society to study genetic targets linked to AML drug effectiveness.

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Included is a paper on the use of a mass spectrometry-based strategy for the absolute quantification of protein complex components, one using SISCAPA technology, and one showing that top-down proteomics can be done using CID on a q-TOF instrument.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent, NHLBI, Journal of Proteome Research, Roche, Fluorotechnics, and more.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.