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BioPerspective, Bachmann Consulting, NMI, Predictive Patterns Software, Genetix, National Institute of Standards and Technology, RSC Books, Spanish National Center of Biotechnology


BioPerspective, Bachmann Consulting, and NMI have published a report, “Protein Biochips: Parallelized Screening for High-Output Biology.” The report, which costs $3,650 for a single-user license, evaluates technologies and strategies of 69 companies in the field.

Predictive Patterns Software has launched a proteomics package for GeneLinker that facilitates the analysis of protein biomarkers. The package allows for the easy import and analysis of a variety of mass spectrometry data. The package is free to GeneLinker customers; demo versions are available from the company’s website.

Genetix has launched a series of workstations, called Protein Portfolio Platform, to manage protein-based workflows. The workstations are available for different protein applications, including phage display, library management, enzyme evolution, protein-protein interactions, and pathways.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has established an online database of AIDS-related protein structures that can be accessed at

RSC Books published a book by K Downard this month entitled “Mass Spectometry: A Foundation Course.” The textbook covers mass spectrometry across the chemical, physical, biological, medical, and environmental sciences.

The Spanish National Center of Biotechnology has developed iHOP (Information Hyperlinked over Proteins), a tool that converts 14 million PubMed abstracts into a network of interlinked references, using genes and proteins as hyperlinks. iHOP is available at


The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.