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OriGene Technologies this week released 5,000 purified human proteins, the most comprehensive offering of human cell-produced human proteins, according to the Rockville, Md., firm.

The recombinant proteins are purified from HEK293 cells "transiently transfected with [Origene's] TrueORF cDNA clones," the company said in a statement. Proteins expressed by mammalian cells are superior to proteins from other expression systems because they have the "most authentic protein structure, post-translational modifications and functions," OriGene added.

The mzIdentML specifications for representing peptide and protein identifications have reached version 1.0 status, the Human Proteome Organizations Proteomics Standards Initiative Proteomics Informatics group confirmed this week. The main specifications are available here and as a direct download here. Several implementations are under development for exporting mzIdentML from the main proteomics search engines.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.