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Genomic, Proteomic Research Will Be Focus of New UK Institute

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Genomic and proteomic technologies will play a role in a new University of Manchester institute that aims to promote interdisciplinary research.
The Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocenter will eventually oversee research projects from 80 sub-disciplines and house as many as 600 scientists.
The center said programs in biomolecular structure and dynamics and on technology and instrument development will focus on genomics and proteomics.
The Biocenter said it plans to perform research in mass spectrometry and its applications, such as metabolomics and secondary ion mass spectrometry. It has purchased a broad range of hardware for mass spec, SIMS, fluorescence spectroscopy, and single molecule technology.
The director of MIB said the goal is to “develop the systems that will allow us to understand how every gene in an organism works and reacts. … "

The Scan

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For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.