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GE Healthcare this week launched His Mag Sepharose Ni, Protein A Mag Sepharose Xtra, and Protein G Mag Sepharose Xtra magnetic beads for the magnetic screening of his-tagged proteins and antibodies.

The beads offer binding capacities of >27 mg human lgG/ml medium on Protein A Mag Sepharose Xtra and Protein G Mag Sepharose Xtra; and >50 mg his-tagged protein/ml medium on His Mag Sepharose Ni, the company said.


AMSBIO announced this week its new service generating mass spectrometry standards for more than 5,000 human proteins.

Produced in human HEK293T cells, the standards are stable isotope-labeled full length proteins with authentic post-tranlational modifications and are designed for use in both MALDI and ESI mass spec, the company said.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

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.