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Bio-Tek Instruments, Li-Cor Biosciences, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of Cambridge, Texas A&M University, GeneGo


Bio-Tek Instruments and Li-Cor Biosciences last week announced the commercialization and integration of the Bio-Tek Bio-Stack microplate stacker with Li-Cor's Aerius Automated Infrared Imaging System for performing in-cell Westerns.

Version 1.1a of PHENIX (Python-based Hierarchical Environment for Integrated Xtallography) is available from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of Cambridge, and Texas A&M University at This version of PHENIX has three main user interfaces: command-line tools, strategies, and wizards.

GeneGo has released MetaCore 2.5. The new version of the company's pathway data-mining suite features fine mapping of human metabolism, transcription regulation, and signaling along with new network-building algorithms, filters, and statistical procedures for multi-variant interpretation of human networks in terms of canonical pathways and functional processes.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.