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GE Healthcare has extended its line of HiScreen prepacked chromatography columns, bringing the total number of media available in that format to 23.

The four new offerings are: Ni Sepharose 6 Fast Flow columns for applications like purification of histidine-tagged recombinant proteins; Blue Sepharose 6 Fast Flow columns for binding proteins like albumin, interferon, and blood coagulation factors as well as kinases, dehydrogenases, and most enzymes requiring adenyl-containing cofactors; DEAE Sepharose Fast Flow columns for medium and weak anion exchange; and Butyl Sepharose High Performance columns for hydrophobic interaction chromatography.


Protein Discovery has released two new sample-preparation kits for mass spectrometry-based proteome research — the FASP Protein Digestion Kit and the FFPE-FASP Protein Digestion Kit.

The FASP kit enables the use of strong detergents in mass spec workflows, offering standardized sample prep for both soluble and insoluble proteins in fluids and tissues, the company said. The FFPE-FASP kit is designed to allow compatibility of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples with downstream mass spec sample-prep techniques.

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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 is 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.